Mercury study results for proposed Carolinas cement plant

Mercury study results for proposed Carolinas cement plant
Published: 31 March 2009

A study shows that mercury emissions from the proposed Carolinas Cement Plant would pose little risk to the public health of the greater Wilmington area.

Intertox, a toxicology company out of Seattle, WA began the study in September 2008.  Carolinas Cement paid for the study, but was not privy to the study’s findings during the process.

"Our study concludes that the total estimated dose of mercury a typical resident of Castle Hayne and the Greater Wilmington community could encounter is less than the concentration of mercury in 1 3/4 teaspoons of canned lite tuna fish per month," said Richard C. Pleus, Ph.D. Director of Intertox in a statement.