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Titan

I am surprised by the hostility in many posts. Studies show that Titan will bring 40-60 jobs, but the costs are 1) 4.2 million dollars incentives 2) health costs in increased respiratory ailments in adults and children, 3) potential clean-up costs of our water. Those are just a few of the consequences.

Many of the writers don't seem to know that the Cape Fear River is already contaminated and that one of Titan's operations in Florida was shut down for many months for possible benzene contamination in the water. That's benzene, not mercury. Many of the toxins that Titan will release are never mentioned. Also, they don't seem to know that the EPA has not said Titan is safe. Titan has avoided the State Environmental Policy Act and also refuses to incorporate cleaner technology in its current plans. Furthermore there is now a state investigation of possible corruption in the whole process.

As for Ideal Cement, Titan's plant will be much larger. Imagine a 40-story smokestack greeting tourists - one of our major industries is tourism. That's many stories higher than the PPD building.

Please read all of the information now available about Titan and the cement process. You may yet change your mind.

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