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$2.5B plant proposed in Indiana

DALE, Ind. (AP) - An energy company is seeking to build a $2.5 billion plant in southern Indiana that would convert the region's plentiful coal reserves into diesel fuel and products used to make plastics and gasoline.

Riverview Energy officials say the plant proposed for the Spencer County town of Dale would employ about 225 workers and create about 2,000 temporary construction jobs in the community, which is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Evansville.

The Herald reports that company officials don't have a timeline on when the plant would be built.

The company filed a construction permit request with Indiana in late January. But speculation about a project coming to Dale has been circulating since April, after the town council annexed more than 500 acres of land on the community's north side.

Information from: The Herald, http://www.dcherald.com

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