A company trying to get a permit to mine titanium near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has been told the nation’s biggest manufacturer will not buy the mineral if it is mined near the world famous swamp.

That’s the challenge facing Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals after an announcement Thursday that The Chemours Company has announced it will not do business with Twin Pines or buy titanium mined from the proposed site anytime in the foreseeable future.

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