Cement News: Environmental

13 October 2006

Cemex to appeal against UK£400,000 dust leak fine

Cemex is considering an appeal after it was hit with a massive fine after cement dust escaped from a silo at its Rugby production plant.

13 October 2006

UK plant trials fuel source

A controversial scheme to power a cement works using meat and bone meal has begun - under the scrutiny of environment watchdogs.

12 October 2006

Asian climate plan

Global cement industry leaders and officials involved in the US administration’s voluntary six-nation Asia-Pacific Partnership

12 October 2006

Emissions to rise in short term

Greenhouse gas emissions in Canada will be allowed to grow under the Conservative environmental plan, but at a slower pace, Envir

Cemex to appeal against dust fine 12 October 2006

Cemex to appeal against dust fine

Cemex UK is considering an appeal after it was hit with a massive fine after cement dust escaped from a silo at its Rugby production

11 October 2006

Melón submits US$30mn project to Conama

Chile’s Cemento Melón, controlled by French company Lafarge, has submitted for national environment commission

Cutting emissions a big task 11 October 2006

Cutting emissions a big task

The legislation California enacted last month to seize for itself a leading role in the fight

10 October 2006

Castle Cement improves production and reduces emissions with new £64m kiln at Padeswood

Castle Cement, which produces around 25 per cent of the UK’s cement,

09 October 2006

Switzerland helps Cambodia preserve old temples

Switzerland’s Holcim Group of Company has pledged to provide Cambodia with US$90,000 to preserve ancient temples in the country, local sources reported.

09 October 2006

Cement company eyes protected area

Cement producer PT Semen Padang is proposing the conversion of a forest reserve spanning 249ha near its plant in Indarung, Padang city, West Sumatra to obtain raw materials for cement production.

04 October 2006

Rugby Cement hit by £400,000 pollution fine, UK

Rugby Cement has been hit by a UK£400,000 fine after polluting homes in the town.

28 September 2006

State probing cement dust incident

The state Department of Environmental Protection is looking into a weekend equipment malfunction at the Lehigh Cement Co. plant in Maidencreek Township, a spokeswoman said.

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