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When We Mined the Ocean

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Completed in 1934 and opened on 1 January 1935, the bromine plant, located in Kure Beach, was the first and only of its kind. Bromine, a natural, non-metallic element known to reduce engine \"knock\" when added to gasoline, was harvested from local waters for eleven years before the plant closed, shifting operations to Texas.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 7, Sept 1965, p11-12, 20, il