DAQ

Local - August 7
1:11 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

DAQ Considering Only Public Comments that Speak to Legality of Titan Cement Permit

The DAQ will not consider any emotional appeals, anecdotes or speculation not rooted in substantiated fact.

More than 70 Cape Fear citizens spoke out about cement manufacturer Titan America’s requested extension on its proposed Castle Hayne plant at Monday night’s public hearing. The state Division of Air Quality, or DAQ, reports that so far, it has received about 800 additional written comments. However, the DAQ will only be able to consider public input addressing the technical aspects of the permit request.

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Local - August 6
2:00 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Public Officials Absent from Public Hearing on Titan Cement Plant

The proposed Titan Cement plant would be located in Castle Hayne along the Northeast Cape Fear River.

More than 400 people attended a public hearing that the state’s Division of Air Quality, or DAQ, held at UNCW last night. About 70 spoke out about an air permit extension application from cement manufacturer Titan America.  If granted, the permit would loosen emission standards for the company’s proposed Castle Hayne cement plant. While about 55 publicly urged the DAQ to deny the permit and 16 others spoke up in support of Titan, the one sentiment both camps share is dismay that zero elected officials attended the hearing.

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