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Nestle scales back massive Mount Shasta bottling plant

The Nestle company on Monday said it is significantly scaling back plans in Northern California to build what would have been the country’s largest water bottling plant. The announcement by Nestle Waters North America comes after years of opposition by environmentalists and a group of residents in the rural town of McCloud. With soaring fuel and transportation costs, building a 1 million square foot facility at the base of Mt. Shasta no longer makes economic sense, said David Palais, Nestle’s Northern California natural resource manager. The company also has built a plant in Denver and expanded other facilities in the West. Palais told The Associated Press that those expansions make a large plant in California less necessary. For the full story visit http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nestle13-2008may13,0,6560431.story

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