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Pollution levels could hurt Titan permitting

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State environmental officials say the Northeast Cape Fear River already is polluted with mercury and can't tolerate any more from a planned cement plant.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the head of the state water quality office said federal laws would prevent the issuing of a permit for the proposed Titan America cement plant to put more mercury into an already contaminated river.

The cement maker was promised $4.5 million in incentives from the state and county if it builds the plant and creates 160 jobs. The State Bureau of Investigation is probing whether political pressure was used to speed up state permits under former Gov. Mike Easley.

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too coincidental to me this is coming out NOW....IF this is all true...then I expect ALL DREDGING TO STOP on the CF River starting TODAY....dredging is one of the BIGGEST ways to release mercury as it stirs up the sediment where heavy metals have settled over MANY years...go and dredge and ALL of those metals get stirred back up...and moving it to an island with liners to allow the metals to resettle isn't really environmentally friendly either...BUT...you won't find ANYONE wanting to talk about that..NOR will you see dredging stopped...

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"State environmental officials say the Northeast Cape Fear River already is polluted with mercury and can't tolerate any more from a planned cement plant."

BUT a SULFURIC ACID plant behind Koch...IS OK...LOL you can't make this stuff up...

Uhmm.. Hello ?? Someone listened?

"There is already enough contamination in the Cape Fear... Don't contaminate it further"
And... Gee... How many non-scientists have we heard that from....?
BUNCHES...!
Keep the poison facility FAR away from our rivers!