They have violations everywhere they go both Florida and Va. They are not a American company. Why would we want them here? The few low paying jobs they would create are not worth the damage to our air and water. We can attract (now) companies who want to move here if Titan comes our chances are lowered..
60 jobs is surely not worth the impact.
Greedy and shortsighted. How do we think it will end up?
When has corporate ever looked out for anything
Other than the bottom line?
Seems like I remember this being the Ideal Cement Plant from the 60s. They produced cement then prior to the EPA and probably before zoning. I've met people that worked there then and loved the place. It's not like these guys ever went away. I assume they have been paying taxes and maintaining the property all these years. The nearest I can tell the zoning never changed, nor did their expectations to use their property or I think they would have sold it years ago. Now they have to meet the EPA standards to go back into full production. Seems like they know the drill and are willing to meet the standards. I'm willing to let them do it, providing they meet the existing standards. I don't think we should move the goal posts after the game is underway either. Or...maybe the Commissioners will buy it like Airlie Gardens -spend tax dollars on the purchase, reduce the tax base and then spend tax dollars to maintain it while the same people that want it to go away harp on the irresponsibility of the commissioners for buying it.
I see this as a property rights issue. Who will we tell next they can't use their property the way it is zoned and the way it has been used in the past. Is GE at risk? What about Progress Energy? Who is next?
State shoudl definitely not approve cement plant in New Hanover County. I think this area has more than stated their displeasure in this issue. Also with a new school down the road (2 matter of fact) there was already an unsanitary water issue as soon as school opened. Maybe a relation to air problem? We do not need any kind of air unquality added inb this area of New Hanover County. Already we are battling the diesel fuels that contaminate the air from the amount of trailer trucks (on/off I-40 which is right exit of Castle Hayne), tractor trailer drivers learning to drive from Cape Fear Community College which also takes drivers thru all these roads where the cement plant is proposed, and everyday cars, trucks and buses that traffic this whole arena. We purchased our homes to be outside the city area and not have this poor air quality inflicted on ourselves and our young children.
I have been coming annually to New Hanover County and her beautiful pristine beaches for over 30 years now, and to see Titan want to wreck not only the environment but the areas main economic engine (tourism) does not make any sense. This would be a major, major economic, let alone environmental mistake for southeastern North Carolina.
Say NO to Titan!!!
NO WAY!!! I love my kids & New Hanover too much to sit back & let this happen. I will relocate before living this close to Titan.
I have seen cement plants. The heat alone that they generate is an inferno, as well as the all inclusive health and environmental pitfalls that would plague our pristine waters, clean air, and fragile coastal health indefinitely. This is a legacy issue ultimately. We still have a chance to stand up and make our health and environmental priorities count. People can speak up now on behalf of their rights for health, as opposed to sadly reactive, later on . Why would anyone be willing to trade off the future for short term gains now, which will benefit so few, and those, only for a short while as well? No life is impervious to the consequences of pollution.
Are we going to be a country the is ruled by law that is equally applied to everyone or will we be reduced to the emotional tactics of mob rule. As long as Titan follows the law as it exist today, let it build.
Our State should be focused on how to reduce the air pollution and not how much more we can add to it.
I think keeping the tourist trade alive and well should be a priority to the area. Titan Cement would hurt the environment that is essential to what keeps people coming back to the Wilmington area. Even if you don't care about the tourists coming and supporting the economy, you should care about the health of your children and grandchildren.
No, please, No! We won't be getting anything but trouble..methylmercury,the water quality on the sloughs near the plant on the river silted, our wells endangered, and the list goes one....No, please, No!
You have already cost this community an enormous amount in time and resource as you try to force your way in. Go away....
Corruption of our public officials has become tiresome. Clearly the community does not want Titan. Yet the public officials persist with the their efforts to get it in.
I cant believe the Votes "FOR" the cement plant in your poll, yet I cant believe the poeple who voted for OBAMA either.
Hey take off your earth sandles everyone and let your brains breath for a minute. Titan is a legit Co. going by the numbers so give it a break. Take a stroll through Roanoke Va. where they have been for years its as clean if not cleaner than any hog farm up river from us. BO has not created any jobs in Wilmington so hats off to the companies that have the guts still to do so...........
I am amazed when we visit this area. We love Titan. The plant has won many awards for the clean plant from the EPA. I drive around and see stop Titian signs next to concrete drive ways and and cars with stoptitan stickers driving over concrete bridges. Hypocrites!
I cannot wait for the plant to open. I would love to move to the Castle Haynes area and work there. I hope they open the hunt club at this location (Roanoke has a 27,000 acre site) and a fishing pond (Roanoke has a 6 acre one - my 4 year old nephew caught a yummy 5 lb trout a couple weeks ago from the pond), and I love the cement plant shooting range. Any other companies in the area offer that? They also support my classroom with donations and sponsor field trips. How many of you stoptitan liberals do the same?
They are being sued in Va and florida for violations!
golfing", she said, tongue in cheek.
BTW, Barry has not created ANYTHING but one freaking nightmare and a monster of debt as he laughs in the face of all aridity and disenchantment.
Where are your guts "Guest"? Do you realize who any of the people are that you're addressing with that insulting rubbish?
Based on the known, inevitable air pollution and damage to the physical environment vs the small number of jobs provided, there is NO positive advantage to Titan's proposed plant in Castle Hayne.
Please tell that to the 1,000+ unemployed people trying to feed their families that could with Titan's presence...
Titan might be a great company but please do not allow them to operate in our area. They produce too much bad along with good jobs. The bad out weights the good.
This company has a terrible track record of lies, obfuscation and destruction of the health quality of the communities in which it operates. Why would we let a company like this in our homes, to add to asthma problems and other air quality and water quality issues? This company is only about profit - for themselves, not the people of Hanover County, or of North Carolina. Vote no.
NO NO NO!!!
If the state gives TiTan their permits it would be pennywise but pound foolish. The cement plant would provide perhaps 75 jobs? But the pollution it would bring to the area would deter tourism which provides many more jobs for our region. The health risks for the people who live here are enormous and not worth the 75 or so jobs that Titan promises to provide. Our local officials should stand up to them and tell them NO. They should have their plant in a desolate area of the country where no one lives.
Titan Cement will bring pollution, waste, and health problems to our area. Please vote no to Titan Cement!! Our citizens and children are more important than corporate control!
no to Titan Cement!!
The beautiful coastal area is too much of a state and national treasure to risk the addition of detrimental pollutants. The health of our air and water, and its benefit to our coastal population, is too precious to compromise for the marginal economic benefit of Titan.
Absolutely not should we allow a cement plant into our community. Wilmington already has horrible air quality--allowing a cement plant will honestly make me want to re-root my family. When did jobs become more important than our health? If we are all breathing hazardous and toxic air what is the point. Not to mention the horribly negative effect it will have on our natural environment and the tourism that depends on our clean air AND water.It's a shame to know our commisioners enticed them to the area with tax payer money in the first place. Have we lost all values?
I would like to know the persons who are facilitating Titan and confront them to account for their irresponsible and reckless behaviors that will destroy our beautiful Cape Fear inhabitants and environment when TitanA start to spew out unending toxins from their Castle Haynes smokestacks. I will certainly be moving out of this region when that starts to happen. Maurice Cunningham
It would be horrific if any cement plant came to New Hanover or any of the surrounding areas. The pollution and poor air quality it would cause would be devastating to the environment and leave citizens with toxic air to breath. We need to prevent Titian from coming to our area at all cost. It would be sad if Wilmington citizens did not fight Titian, we need to come together as a community to prevent this from happening.
I vote NO!!! Our quality of life, health, environment, air/water quality, less traffic congestions (think of all the cement trucks on our "need for repair" roads) are worth more than a just FEW jobs!