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    Legal Battle Over Titan’s Air Permit Ends

    The four-year legal battle over air pollution from Titan America’s proposed cement plant in New Hanover County is over now that the company has requested cancellation of the air-quality permit and opponents have dropped their appeal.

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    After the Titan Decision: What Next?

    A month after Titan scrapped its controversial plans for a massive mining and cement plant near Wilmington, opponents of the project are hopeful a countywide planning effort in the works will help avoid future conflicts between economic growth and the environment.

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    Titan Scales Back Air Permit Request

    Titan America’s Carolina Cement Co. has applied to state air-quality regulators to change its 2013 pollution permit to reflect the company’s recent decision to abandon plans for a mining operation and expanded cement plant in New Hanover County.

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    Opponents Celebrate Titan Decision

    Longtime opponents cheered Titan America’s announcement yesterday that the company was dropping its controversial plans for a cement plant near Wilmington but the news was a disappointment for those who saw the project as needed economic investment.

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    Groundwater: Gauging the Titan Effect

    In the last of our three-part series, we look at the proposed Titan America cement plant near Wilmington and its potential threat to the area’s groundwater supply.

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    Report Questions Titan Dewatering

    A new report sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Federation raises questions about the effects of groundwater pumping at the proposed Titan America mine near Wilmington.

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    Public Hearing on Titan Permit Set

    The state Division of Air Quality wants to hear from the public before deciding whether to grant Titan America’s request for a permit extension. The company wants to increase the amount of pollutants emitted from its proposed Castle Hayne cement plant.

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    Titan Asks to Increase Pollution Limit

    Titan America wants to increase the amount of pollutants allowed at its proposed cement plant near Wilmington and has quietly bought more than 2,000 additional acres to mine limestone to make cement.

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    Titan Fight Approaches Benchmark

    Five years have passed since a handful of residents and environmentalists sat in the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners’ chambers to learn more about a company’s plans to build a cement plant just outside of Wilmington.

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    Titanic’s Chilling N.C. Connection

    Weathermen manning the U.S. weather station in Hatteras almost 101 years ago received the first telegram from the sinking ship more than 1,000 miles away. When they relayed the message, they were told to get off the line.