Environmental

18 May 2005

Erin Brockovich to launch probe

Legal investigator Erin Brockovich is considering suing industrial plants in Ellis County, Texas. The area, on the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro region, contains numerous steel and pow

17 May 2005

Cement plant cited 32 times

The Texas Industries Inc cement plant was cited 32 times in less than 18 months by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.The violations occurred between April 2003 and July and resulted in

17 May 2005

Hazardous waste bill clears House, Senate

Passage of the hazardous waste bill by the Missouri Legislature didn’t create the stir that the new school funding formula did, but its impact will be felt in Northeast Missouri It is estimated

10 May 2005

Greenhouse gases buried at sea

Scientists at BP are working with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on plans to bury millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the bed of the North Sea. The aim? To try

10 May 2005

Hong Kong waste solution

Millions of tonnes of recyclable inert construction and demolition waste piled up in the territory’s landfills, should be put to use in the mainland for reclamation and road works, some building

09 May 2005

1500 Projects Submitted in the First Holcim Awards Competition

In a competition launched in November 2004 mainly in architecture and building trade magazines, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction invited architects, engineers and other specialists i

05 May 2005

St Lawrence Cement Recognised for its Overall Environmental Excellence, Canada

St Lawrence Cement’s plant in Mississauga, Ontario, won top honours in two categories of the 4th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards sponsored by the Portland Cement Association

03 May 2005

Problems at Green Island trials

A new incineration plant designed to turn solid waste into ash for the manufacture of cement encountered technical problems during a trial run late last month, one of Hong Kong’s biggest cement

25 April 2005

Cement firm plans to burn meat and bone meal

Lagan Cement, which operates a cement plant and quarries at Kinnegad, Co Meath, is proposing to burn meat and bone meal to replace up to 45 per cent of the coal currently burned at the plant.

19 April 2005

Cement plant to contain controversial dust pile

Dragon Products cement company plans to cap its 17-acre dust pile in midcoast Maine that has been the focus of lawsuits that have been filed by neighbors against the cement manufacturer.

19 April 2005

Baltsem to install equipment for neutralizing Hexavalent Chromium

The Baltsem plant (Balakliia, Kharkiv region), one of the three major cement producers in Ukraine, intends to install equipment for adding additives that neutralise hexavalent chromium to cement.

19 April 2005

Lithuania: Cementas seeks EU funds for environmental project

Akmenes Cementas, Lithuania`s only cement manufacturer, intends to invest over 20m litas (EUR 5.8m) in upgrading its pollutant filtering equipment over two years, with part of the funds expected to co

15 April 2005

Burning sludge as a fuel could help cut pollution

Lehigh Cement Co. in Union Bridge hopes to be the first plant in North America to burn pelletized sludge as an alternative or supplemental fuel source to the coal that fires its cement kiln.

14 April 2005

Bacnotan forming consortium to take on geothermal projects

Bacnotan Consolidated Industries, Inc. plans to venture into the geothermal power business as the firm diversifies its interests after selling its cement holdings. Ramon del Rosario, Jr., president,

14 April 2005

HK plant clears technical hurdles to trial waste-burning

The Green Island Cement company has cleared all technical obstacles to a controversial trial on waste incineration this month. After months of dry runs - burning without waste input - and technical fi

12 April 2005

Controversy surprises cement plant managers

Managers of the Ash Grove Cement Co. plant say a controversy over use of industrial slag to make cement at the Holcim Inc. plant near Three Forks is surprising, because Ash Grove has used slag for 41