Environmental

24 May 2006

Keystone Cement gets upgrade approval

Keystone Cement expects to significantly boost production at its East Allen Township plant with a US$165m upgrade approved Monday by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The project entai

24 May 2006

DOE assesses the use of energy at Holcim

The US Department of Energy recently conducted a three-day industrial energy saving assessment at the Holcim facility near Morgan as part of a national energy efficiency effort. Through no-cost asses

23 May 2006

Broceni cement factory’s category A pollution permit extended

The State’s Environmental Bureau (SEB) has decided to extend Liepaja’s Regional Environmental Administration’s (LREA) issued category A pollution permit for "Cemex" Broceni cement fa

22 May 2006

Proposal for largest brownfield scheme

A proposal for the largest brownfield scheme in Northern Ireland was submitted this week. The application for a 153ha scheme in Magheramorne, near Larne, was announced by Lafarge Cement UK last year.

16 May 2006

Second Pollution claim against Giant

The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that the Union has issued a second notice of intent to sue letter to Giant Cement Company, Giant Resource Recovery and their parent company, Giant Cement

09 May 2006

Cement manufacturers benefiting from reclaimed waste

Thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste is being harnessed to manufacture Australian cement in an initiative to clean up the image of one of the world’s biggest polluting industries. Flammable i

05 May 2006

Green Energy Benny Farm takes bronze

The Green Energy Benny Farm project, developed by Montreal-based (l’Office de l’éclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) Pearl Poddubiuk et associés, Architects in partnership with the engineerin

02 May 2006

Governor attends Mountain Cement celebration

To celebrate more than a hundred million dollars in future improvements to its facilities, Wyoming’s lone cement plant invited a number of Wyoming dignitaries to a barbeque Saturday afternoon. The Mou

02 May 2006

Vulcan appeal is set for May

An appeal on an emissions permit granted to a South Valley cement manufacturer will be heard next month. The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board will hear an appeal to overturn it

02 May 2006

Cemex plans sand and gravel operations

Cemex is moving forward on its sand and gravel mine planned in Soledad Canyon, California, even as Santa Clarita officials continue their US$6m fight against it. Cemex expects to begin operating in t

27 April 2006

Cement pollution smothering Khasmir province

The pollution caused by six vertical shaft cement factories in areas of Khunmoh Wuyan and Khrew Shar in south Kashmir’s Pulwama dist

26 April 2006

Cement plant faces court over dust cloud

Rugby Cement faces being prosecuted for an incident which led to homes and cars being covered in a thick layer of grit and dust

26 April 2006

Green Energy Benny Farm takes Bronze

St. Lawrence Cement and L’OEUF (l’Office de l’eclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) - Pearl Poddubiuk et associes, Architects - in partnership with the firm of Martin Roy et Associes, ar

24 April 2006

Environmental designs honoured

Bangkok will host the first global Holcim Awards tomorrow, in which 15 of the most environmentally friendly architectural, industrial, engineering and urban planning designs from five continents compe

20 April 2006

Chat could find a market

The US EPA has proposed criteria for the environmentally protective use of chat in transportation construction projects carried out in whole or in part with federal funds, and in concrete and cement p

19 April 2006

Keystone meeting – no protests

State officials reviewing an air quality permit for Keystone Cement Co.’s US$165m expansion proposed in East Allen Township heard little opposition at a public hearing Tuesday. The hearing, held