Titan Asks to Increase Pollution Limit

WILMINGTON -- The company pursuing construction of a cement plant in New Hanover County wants to increase the amount of pollutants allowed from the proposed facility.

In its request for an 18-month extension on its air permitTitan America asks to increase its potential release of particulate matter, or PM, at its proposed cement kiln in Castle Hayne on the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River.

This further raises concerns among environmental groups, including the N.C. Coastal Federation, which recently learned that the company in 2011 purchased nearly 2,000 acres adjoining the proposed site of the plant under the name Sidbury of the Carolinas LLC, a land-holding company, according to records a the N.C. Secretary of State’s office.

Titan closed a $3.3 million deal on the land in September 2011, about two months after the N.C. Division of Air Quality issued a draft air permit to the company.


Click here to read the full story on the NC Coastal Federation's website.







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