Opposition To Possible PCS Sulfur Plant In Morehead City

Morehead City is hoping to stop the building of a sulfur melting plant along its waters.

PCS Phosphate proposed the construction of the plant at the port of Morehead City next to the city yacht basin.

Last week Morehead City unanimously passed a resolution to stop the development of the sulfur plant. Morehead City mayor Gerald Jones says he is against it because of a lack of communication, lack of information and the location of the plant. Jones says because the site is on a state port, PCS was not obligated to contact the city for any building permits, so he didn't find out about the project until June 7th.

Concerned citizens and businesses in the area have joined together to form the Clean County Coalition in opposition of the plant.

PCS Phosphate says this plant will add 18 jobs to the port where PCS already employs 13 people, and they are required by state law to release no objectionable odors beyond the facility boundary.

The Clean County Coalition will hold a public meeting Tuesday, July 19th from 5:30-8pm at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.

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