Ascension site picked for possible rare earth plant adding 297 new jobs.
Avalon Rare Metals Inc. has selected an Ascension Parish site for a possible rare earth elements separation plant and refinery, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday in a news release.
Construction of the $300 million Geismar facility will depend on a final investment decision by Avalon in 2013.
The project would create 175 new direct jobs, and Louisiana Economic Development estimates 297 new indirect jobs would result, according to the release.
Source: The Advocate Staff Report
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