Environmental

20 March 2006

Deal with cement plant vexes environmentalists

An environmental group says it’s disappointed with a Laramie cement plant’s progress in replacing pollution controls despite an agreement last October that settled a federal air-quality la

17 March 2006

Factory dioxin levels illegal, UK

Dioxin emissions from a North Wales cement factory were above legal limits, magistrates were told yesterday. Castle Cement, which operates a plant at Padeswood, near Mold, Flintshire, admitted nine ch

16 March 2006

Dramatic growth in carbon market in 2005

Some Euro 9.4bn worth of carbon was traded on the international market last year, up from an estimated euro 377m in 2004, according to a new report. Carbon 2006, from Norwegian consultancy and analysi

16 March 2006

Holcim Apasco provides 140 Houses

Holcim Apasco and Mexican fund Provivah provided 140 houses to Veracruz, southern Mexico, under their common social programme, Holcim Apasco said on March 15, 2006. The price of each house stands at

16 March 2006

Using old tyres for fuel will benefit environment

The environment will benefit from a government decision to allow Holcim to use alternative fuels at its cement plant outside Kimberley, South Africa, the company said on Wednesday. Holcim Alternative

09 March 2006

Tyre-burning plant plan submitted for approval

The US State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a 92-page document answering public comments on the Lafarge Building Materials proposal to burn old tyres to fire its Ravenna cement

06 March 2006

Tulsa plant receives conservation award

Lafarge North America’s Tulsa Cement Plant received international recognition for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s 17th annual symposium. L

06 March 2006

Green light for burning of animal waste

Castle Cement, which has a major manufacturing site near Clitheroe, UK, has become the first cement manufacturer in the UK to be given the green light to burn Meat and Bone Meal (MBM) to fire its prod

03 March 2006

The La Araña cement plant upgrade

Over coming months, the Financiera y Minera cement factory in La Araña, Spain will soon be cleaner, more environment-friendly, more productive and more attractive to look at than before. Restructuring

27 February 2006

Cement plant seeks more time to unload hazardous waste

Continental Cement has asked the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for 10 days to unload hazardous waste from rail cars instead of being limited to three days as state law requires.

27 February 2006

Judges weigh up cement complaint

The European Court of Justice is expected to deliver judgement in the next few months on a £54m development at a Flintshire cement works. Five judges are considering if EU laws were broken when planni

27 February 2006

Cement works exceeding emissions

Two tyre-burning kilns at the Lafarge plant at Westbury have exceeded the permitted emission levels of hydrogen chloride and oxides of nitrogen, says the Environment Agency.

23 February 2006

Mexican industry takes voluntary action against climate change

Mexico’s environment ministry (SEMARNAT) recognized fifteen major companies today for publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions through a voluntary public-private initiative known as the

22 February 2006

Holly Hill to use nonhazardous solid waste

Energis LLC, has begun supplying nonhazardous solid waste as fuel at the Holcim Holly Hill, South Carolina, plant. The waste, which will include plastics, oil absorbents, wood and paint solids, will s

22 February 2006

Kenya must set up environmental policy

The Kenyan Government has been asked to formulate an environmental management policy. Mvita MP Najib Balala said yesterday that the Government needed to work closely with key partners, including NGOs

17 February 2006

No accidents at Italcementi Castrovillari Plant 2004-2005

No workplace accidents took place at the Castrovillari cement production plan of Italian construction company Italcementi near Cosenza in southern Italy, in the last two years, the company said on Feb