Cement News: Environmental

19 January 2007

Fresh call to close down Rugby Cement

UK environmental lawyers are asking officials to close down Rugby Cement - just days before a decision will be made into whether it should burn tyres.

12 January 2007

Cement proposal denounced, New Zealand

The group opposing a $200m Holcim New Zealand cement plant near Oamaru has stepped up its campaign, releasing a series of information brochures.

12 January 2007

Rugby Cement loses CO2 court battle

Rugby Cement has lost a unique High Court challenge to scrap the limit of Carbon Dioxide it can emit

08 January 2007

Environmental groups file requests to appeal tyre burning at Lafarge Bath, Canada

Some of Canada’s top environmental lawyers are among nearly a dozen applicants requesting to appeal the province’s decision to let Lafarge burn tyres as fuel at an eastern Ontario cement p

Siam Cement to use energy efficient power generators 02 January 2007

Siam Cement to use energy efficient power generators

Siam Cement Plc (SCC), the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, plans to spend THB1.96bn on power generators to help reduce energy costs, the Bangkok Post reports.

01 January 2007

EPA could face legal challenges

The United States EPA’s recently released rule to control air toxics from cement plants includes a first-time notice of reconsideration that le

Cemex to pay US$1.5m pollution settlement 01 January 2007

Cemex to pay US$1.5m pollution settlement

The Cemex-owned cement plant near Lyons must pay US$1.5m in penalties and beefed-up environmental monitoring as part of a

15 December 2006

Holcim promises detailed information for community

Holcim New Zealand Ltd promised on Wednesday questions about its proposed $200m cement plant near Weston would be answered.

15 December 2006

Bamburi wins international nature award

Bamburi Cement Company has won the prestigious Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) International Habitat Conservation Award for rehabilitation works at its Mombasa quarries

14 December 2006

Holcim rejects acid rain fears

No acid rain will be caused by emissions from a $200m cement plant near Weston, New Zealand the company planning to build it said yesterday.

13 December 2006

Federal government limits mercury from new cement plants

The federal government has set limits on airborne mercury generated by cement kilns, but they apply only to new or recently renovated plants and don’t require existing ones to make any significa

13 December 2006

Bamburi honoured for quarry conservation

Bamburi Cement Company has been awarded the coveted Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) International Habitat Conservation Award for rehabilitation works at its Mombasa quarries.

13 December 2006

Acid rain fear from cement plant

Acid rain from a proposed $200m cement plant at Weston poses a major threat to North Otago, and Oamaru’s historic buildings "could dissolve before our eyes", a public meeting was warned last ni

13 December 2006

Thai cement-makers turning green

Two major cement-makers - Siam Cement Industry (SCC) and Siam City Cement (SCCC) - have earmarked billions of baht to invest in recyclable power, expecting long-term benefits with the expectation that

08 December 2006

Sichuan accelerates cement industry structure adjustment

According to the Environmental Impact Assessment Center of Sichuan Province, the province’s accelerated cement industry structure adjustment has already recorded good results.

08 December 2006

Sichuan accelerates cement industry structure adjustment

According to the Environmental Impact Assessment Center of Sichuan Province, the province’s accelerated cement industry structure adjustment has already recorded good results.