Clean Air Carolina urges EPA to strengthen standards for fine particulates
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
"On the North Carolina coast, a Titan Cement factory is planned for the town of Castle Hayne in New Hanover County. The cement kiln, mining, and diesel transportation of raw materials and product are expected to emit an additional 160 tons of PM 2.5 yearly to existing ambient levels of PM 2.5. The continuous PM 2.5 monitor presently located across the road from the proposed plant already exceeds PM 2.5 levels which the medical literature consider dangerous to human health, but which generally do not exceed the existing regulatory standards. Tighter standards will better reflect the public health risk in the surrounding community."