Cement News: Environmental

03 August 2006

Rugby Cement warned over fuel burning scheme, UK

Owners of the Rugby Cement works have been warned they must prove a proposed fuel burning scheme is not not ’harmful’ to the town. About 100 residents and councillors attended a meeting at

03 August 2006

Siam Cement unit to develop alternative fuel for industries, Thailand

Siam Cement Group is taking part in a government-backed project to develop coal-water mixture (CWM), a coal-based fluid fuel, and promote it as a substitute for imported fuel oil.

02 August 2006

Date set for cement firm inquiry, UK

A public inquiry is to be held into a cement firm’s plans to build a new site to dispose of its waste. Flintshire Council last year rejected plans by Castle Cement to bury dust from its multimil

01 August 2006

Collision course in Adelaide

Poor planning decisions are setting the scene for conflicts between residents and businesses placed too close together, the state’s Chamber of Mines and Energy says. The Newport Quays developmen

Cement plants blamed for higher mercury pollution 01 August 2006

Cement plants blamed for higher mercury pollution

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that, across the country, cement kilns are responsible for thousands of pounds of mercury pollution each year. Despite this, THE EPA has ignor

31 July 2006

Eighty firefighters stop cement plant blaze, US

A stubborn coal fire in a concrete silo at Keystone Cement in East Allen Township kept dozens of firefighters busy for about seven hours Saturday

Problems over tyres in Cemex’s Fairborn kiln 24 July 2006

Problems over tyres in Cemex’s Fairborn kiln

Two US environmental organizations recently launched a campaign to urge cement producer Cemex Inc. to trash its

21 July 2006

Lafarge’s Richmond Plant celebrates half a century

Cement from Lafarge’s Richmond, British Columbia, plant has been used to help build the greater Vancouver landscape for the past 50 years. As the company’s first plant in North America, th

20 July 2006

PIL seeks closure of cement plants

A PIL filed by a law student seeking closure of cement plants in and around Khrew of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has put the Wildlife Department, the Pollution Control Board and other concerned d

19 July 2006

BCA: Cement industry cuts CO2 emissions

The UK cement industry has cut its annual emissions of carbon dioxide, the gas linked with global warming by more than 18 per cent (over 2Mt) over the last eight years, according to the latest Perform

18 July 2006

Cement factory not harmful to Ha Long Bay

The Cam Pha Cement Factory under construction in the northern province of Quang Ninh has not affected the environment of Ha Long Bay, the province’s world heritage site, a provincial official said rec

18 July 2006

Cement Company Tries to Explain Pollution

Cimentos de Mocambique, has tried to blame the electricity company, EDM, for the clouds of cement dust that frequently exit its factory in the southern city of Matola.

17 July 2006

Cement cos to claim carbon credits under Kyoto Protocol

The cement sector is set to become one of the major gainers of the clean development mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol Agreement, which enables developing countries like India to trade carbon c

12 July 2006

Lafarge Bath plant receives accolades

Awards were recently bestowed on Lafarge Canada Inc. in recognition of the environmental programs undertaken at its cement plant in Bath, Ontario. The awards were presented to Lafarge employees at a l

07 July 2006

Inventors develop cement composite, Japan

Shinsaku Fujimori of Ibaraki, Japan, and Shigeji Kobori of Saitama, Japan, have developed a novel cement that is alkalescent, capable of solidifying a wide range of soil and applicable to biological e

06 July 2006

ACC’s ready mixed concrete plant gets ISO 14001

Mumbai-based Associated Cement Companies Ltd’s (ACC) ready mixed concrete facility at Faridabad in Haryana has recieved the ISO 14001 certification for adhering to global safety and environmenta