US: Fight against proposed Titan cement plant continues

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Updated Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:21:49 GMT

Titan America plans to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne, New Hanover County, North Carolina. However, NC Coastal Federation members, among others, are still fighting the proposal after six years. They say that the plant, which will burn more than 250,000t/yr of coal, will discharge pollutants into the Northeast Cape Fear River. Coastal Advocate Mike Giles said that they're still waiting on a decision for their challenge against Titan America's air quality permit. According to the Titan America website, the plant would bring about 160 full-time jobs to New Hanover County and have a US$120m/yr fiscal impact.