Beaufort County Sulfur Melting Plant In Works

PotashCorp has unveiled its plans to build a new sulfur melting plant at their facility in Aurora.

According to the Washington Daily News, PotashCorp officials told Beaufort County Commissioners this week. Plans for the plant would include two steam-heated sulfur melting melters, along with two smokestack scrubbing systems. The scrubbing systems are designed to minimize emissions and keep the smell within the facility.

PCS Phosphate stopped its plans for a sulfur melting plant in Morehead City after intense public outcry.


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  • by Dan Location: Connecticut on Oct 16, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    This just sunk my interest in buying property on the Pamlico River. I see everyone talking about more jobs. But from what I read the new jobs will only be about 20, versus nuch lower property value for miles around on both sides of the river. That trade off just does not make sense for 20 jobs.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    I pray that I do not live in a county where the health of the general population is for sale to the highest bidder. When pollution stays on a plant site I have no problem with that. When it affects people off the site then it should NOT be permitted. BOCO was here before PCS.
  • by ChocoGal Location: Chocowinity, NC on Sep 10, 2011 at 01:59 AM
    People please! PCS supports Beaufort County. Look around at all the things that PCS does for us. If PCS moves BOCO will be a has been.
  • by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    Wonder how many tons of SO2 will be exhausted into Beaufort County air? Wonder what that becomes when mixed with water? Who owns the air over your house?
  • by Jimmy t on Sep 8, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    It smells like more money for Beaufort County! Great! But please don't let Obama know! He'll fine something wrong with it!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    If scrubber systems are so efficient, then why do we smell the odors from pcs from the present operations taking place? Are we to believe that things are going to improve? Bite me!!!
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    Elisabeth Gray (Chemist from Vanderbilt University) responds with factual rebuttals to erroneous (“fictional”) statements being circulated: 1. Fiction: For years, PCS Phosphate has been conducting the same operations at RadioIsland as they now propose to accomplish at the MHC state port facility. 2. Fiction: The annual emissions into the air will not be changed by the additional processesof moving and melting bulk formed solid sulfur. 3. Fiction: We already have phosphate dust. Sulfur dust is no different or worse than phosphate dust. Omissions. The documents submitted by PCS to Air Quality seem to furnish contradictoryinformation about the operations that might be the most critical to our environment, theunloading of solid sulfur, the moving of solid sulfur from place to place and transferring solidsulfur to the melting pots.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Sep 8, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    Elisabeth Gray (Chemist from Vanderbilt University) responds with factual rebuttals to erroneous (“fictional”) statements being circulated: 1. Fiction: For years, PCS Phosphate has been conducting the same operations at RadioIsland as they now propose to accomplish at the MHC state port facility. 2. Fiction: The annual emissions into the air will not be changed by the additional processesof moving and melting bulk formed solid sulfur. 3. Fiction: We already have phosphate dust. Sulfur dust is no different or worse than phosphate dust. Omissions. The documents submitted by PCS to Air Quality seem to furnish contradictoryinformation about the operations that might be the most critical to our environment, theunloading of solid sulfur, the moving of solid sulfur from place to place and transferring solidsulfur to the melting pots. Her detailed responses are found in the attached document: PCS July 21-Elisabeth.
  • by pIRATE Location: BOCO on Sep 8, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    For some reason the people of Beaufort County are terrified of any type of change, even if it's for the better. Just look at Washington - even Chocowinity has outgrown it.
  • by Dee Location: Chocowinity, NC on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    Its AMAZING!!!! I see comments on here all the time, I'm on Welfare because I can't find a job. There are no jobs around here. Well NOW there is a chance that JOBS will be here and everyone is COMPLAINING about it!!!! I say let them put the plant here!!!! We need the stimulus it would bring to the economy!!!! IT WILL HELP! Oh but wait, PEOPLE don't like CHANGE!!!! Well guess what, sometimes you need to CHANGE to improve! I think this will help Beaufort County ALOT.
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