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Titan-Sponsored Mercury Study Released

By Catherine M. Welch

Wilmington, NC – Carolina's Cement says a new study released on mercury emissions from its proposed cement plant is unbiased and independent, although the cement company paid for the study.

Carolina's Cement commissioned Seattle-based Intertox to study the effects of mercury its proposed plant would have on area residents.

The study says residents would be exposed to less mercury than what would be found in monthly servings of about two teaspoons of canned tuna.

Intertox selected the four-member peer review panel that reviewed its mercury study. Mercury is highly toxic if ingested, with people mainly exposed to it by eating fish.

Carolina's Cement is seeking to build what would be the nation's 4th largest cement plant in New Hanover County on the banks of the Northeast Cape Fear River.

Read Intertox's Study on Mercury Emissions
Read the study here

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