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Cement plant cancels appeals

Posted November 11, 2010

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— A cement plant company wants to move forward with a plan to build near Castle Hayne in New Hanover County to the point of canceling legal action, according to a letter sent to the governor Monday.

Titan America has been embroiled in legal challenges to its plan to build on the former Ideal Cement location.

Proponents say the plant would bring much-needed jobs to the area, while opponents are concerned over the potential negative impact the facility could have on the Cape Fear River.

In the letter to Gov. Bev Perdue, Titan President Robert A. Sells wrote that the company plans to cancel its appeal of a judge's ruling that the state must conduct a thorough environmental impact study before issuing any permits to Titan America.

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