The effort to stop a cement plant from going up in Castle Hayne continues to mount. Tuesday night, the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear hosted an informational forum about the proposed Titan Cement Plant. Pediatrician Ed Hoger spoke to the crowd about the dangers of toxic emissions, like mercury. Attendees said they came to learn more. “I teach environmental science at Hoggard, and I just really wanted to make sure that a lot of the information I’m getting about Titan is really accurate so I can share that with my students,” said Sarah Aimone. Moran Graham added, “I really think that this is dangerous for all of us, especially our children; I’m in the process of learning more about it myself, but I just believe that this is something we don't need.” Last week, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources signed off on a draft air quality permit for Titan America to build a plant at the site of the Old Roanoke Cement Plant in Castle Hayne. There are still several other environmental hurdles to clear.
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