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EPA raises concerns about preliminary permit

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Environmental Protection Agency is raising concerns about a preliminary permit issued to a proposed cement plant.

Carolinas Cement Company, a subsidiary of Titan America, plans to build a plant in the Castle Hayne area of New Hanover County.

In a letter to the state, EPA officials raise concerns that regulations mentioned in the permit are less stringent than new federal rules to take effect next year.
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Click here to read the formal letter from the EPA
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Opponents of the plant say it poses health risks to humans and the environment, while supporters say it will bring many new jobs.

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