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Titan gets air permit victory, but issue far from settled


By Ashley Withers

WILMINGTON, NC ( -- A state judge has ruled in favor of Titan America and the state, upholding the cement company's air permit from 2012 for its proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne.

Back in April 2012, environmental groups challenged the N.C. Division of Air Quality's decision to issue Titan a permit by filing a lawsuit with the Office of Administrative Hearings, a quasi-judicial agency that hears administrative law proceedings.

The lawsuit was filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the N.C. Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch, PenderWatch & Conservancy and the Sierra Club.

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great im glad they got the

great im glad they got the air permit , i cant wait to they open .

Don't hold your breath

Their facility in Greece is beset by severe environmental problems, the facility in Alexandria Egypt has been closed due to the political riots there and ALL their facilities in the U.S. are currently under capacity.
Roanoke VA is operating at 47% capacity right now. They have way too much slack in the production lines, and until the demand picks up I see no way possible for them to build here.
And if they did build with that much capacity being underutilized I'd question the wisdom of the management team........