Cement News: Environmental

28 September 2006

EPA reaches agreement with Lehigh Cement

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Lehigh Cement Co on alleged clean-air violations at the company’s Portland cement plant at 121 N. First St., Mitchell, I

22 September 2006

Thomaston residents at odds with Dragon Cement over dust

State environmental officials are trying to decide if the Dragon Cement plant in Thomaston is doing things the right way. Dragon is trying to deal with a long-time problem of dust.

15 September 2006

The Lafarge North America plant in Calera, Ala.recognised for energy efficiency

The Lafarge North America plant in Calera, Ala. is one of seventeen first-time recipients of EPA’s Energy Star award in recognition of their energy-efficient operations

15 September 2006

Holcim again named "Leader of the Industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability

Holcim Ltd has again been named “Leader of the Industry” in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Dragon Products fines, consent pacts approved 14 September 2006

Dragon Products fines, consent pacts approved

Two state Board of Environmental Protection consent agreements with Dragon Products Co have been approved, one inv

12 September 2006

Tyres a wasted resource no more?

Lafarge Malayan Cement is shipping in shredded tyres from Singapore to fuel its cement kiln in Langkawi

Ontario cement plant receives environmental award 12 September 2006

Ontario cement plant receives environmental award

Lafarge Canada Inc. recently received an award to recognize the environmental programmes at its cement plant in Bath, Ont, reports HazMat Magazine.

12 September 2006

Near cement factories, high rate of larynx cancer

Cement found to contain high level of toxins – one area sees 3.5 times national average

11 September 2006

Cement found to contain high level of toxins – 6 of 10 samples had dangerous levels of heavy metals

A considerable quantity of cement produced in South Korea contains a high degree of hexavalent chromium plating (Cr6+), a heavy metal that can

11 September 2006

Oamaru: a new cement plant at Weston would meet all regional and national air

A new cement plant at Weston would meet all regional and national air quality standards, if it is built by Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd.

07 September 2006

Lafarge designs new tear- and weather-resistant bag

A solution to the age-old problem of damaged cement bags is being rolled out across the UK next month by Lafarge.

07 September 2006

Multinationals join quest for zero-carbon building

A corporate-led project aimed at making zero-energy buildings a reality worldwide swelled its ranks with nine more multinationals joining in the effort this week.

06 September 2006

Emissions cap may put lid on plants

A plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions could mean cement plants, the biggest producers of carbon dioxide in the High Desert, will have to freeze production at current levels,

06 September 2006

Cemex hits back over ’misleading’ claims

Rugby’s cement plant has been named in a pollution black list by an environmental magazine.

04 September 2006

Safety concerns hinder possible enviro deal

Californian cement companies are reportedly working with state transportation officials on a pact to lower the level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced during cement manufacturing in the state

04 September 2006

Indocement’s CDM reaches final stage

PT Indocement said that the implementation of its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project had reached the final stage. Sources at Indocement said that the CDM project started in 2005 had now reached