DuPont Pipeline is Coming Down
DuPont has announced plans to take down a pipeline at the Belle Plant. The pipeline used gravity to provide water used in ammonia production at the DuPont plant. Plant Manager Jim O'Connor said the pipeline opened in 1930 and was shut down in the 1950s. It runs down a hillside outside the plant. O'Connor told the Charleston Daily Mail that the system reduced the energy cost of producing ammonia by 70 percent. DuPont now ships in ammonia to the plant from facilities on the Gulf Coast.