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Photos from Port Arthur City Council meeting

After months of discussion and strong public outcry against the facility, the Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to a proposal to build a meat-processing plant at a Jade Avenue business park.

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The Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to Riceland's Farms proposed plan to build a meat-processing facility at a Jade Avenue business park in the city, a location objected to by numerous Port Acres neighbors and some tenants of the abutting business park worried about the potential odor and other possible negative effects they believe it could have on the surrounding community.

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Photo from Riceland presentation

The potential odor that a proposed halal meat-processing facility could have produced gave community members pause and led the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (

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Photo from Riceland presentation
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The Riceland Farms proposal to build a new meat-processing facility in Port Arthur has recently been a subject of contention within the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and the potential pungent odor it could produce has generated concern from some community members, as well.

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