30 September 2005

TCEQ Approves TXI’s Permit Modification

Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. announced today that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved a permit modification to adjust the usage of an air pollution device on one o

27 September 2005

Idaho department of environmental quality seeks Ash Grove comment

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a proposed permit to construct and draft Tier I air quality operating permit for the Ash Grove Cement Co. facility in I

23 September 2005

Holcim scraps plan to burn hazardous waste at new Nyergesujfalu plant

Holcim, one of the world’s biggest cement makers, announced on Wednesday that it has scrapped plans to burn hazardous waste at its proposed new plant in the village of Nyergesujfalu (N Hungary),

08 September 2005

Last chance for Cemex to curb Rugby pollution

Cemex last week received a final warning from government officials for pollution from its Rugby Cement plant. However, the Environment Agency (EA) gave the company the go-ahead to burn tyres as fuel a

07 September 2005

Cement waste site decision due

The factory can no longer dispose of waste at a disused quarry. A controversial scheme to dump waste in a new landfill site at a Flintshire cement works goes before councillors on Wednesday.

06 September 2005

Suit Against cement plant cleared for trial

An attorney for two environmental groups says that emissions from a cement plant southwest of Laramie endangered the health of people nearby.

05 September 2005

Groups sue Mountain Cement for polluting

Two conservation groups have taken Mountain Cement plant in Laramie to court, claiming that the plant has violated federal and state clean air regulations more than 15,000 times since 1999.

01 September 2005

New fears over dumping of cement plant’s waste

Castle Cement wants to bury waste from its new £54m kiln in Padeswood, Buckley, rather than transport it to a site near Mold. The application is due to go before Flintshire County Council planning com

31 August 2005

PCA in Sustainable Practices, Environmental Performance

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is releasing its first edition of the US cement industry Report on Sustainable Manufacturing. This summary report details an impressive record of environmental, h

31 August 2005

UK Cement plant seeks to pioneer waste-derived fuel

Lafarge Cement UK’s Cauldon Works, near Ashbourne, is working to phase out the use of traditional fossil fuels by using it as another sustainable waste-derived fuel. The factory already gets mor

22 August 2005

Union Bridge reduces emissions

Test results on emissions from Lehigh Cement Co. in Union Bridge show a reduction in toxic chemical emissions that are common to cement manufacturing. Toxic emissions dropped from more than 400,000 po

22 August 2005

Federal agency to look at kilns’ health impact Midlothian

A petition by Midlothian, Texas, residents has prompted a federal agency under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate whether to begin a study of possible health effects of Texa

18 August 2005

Cement plant problems to be monitored

Cement plant neighbors plan to monitor problems such as the "fugitive dust" they say rises up in a cloud bank over a section of US Route 9W and engulfs vehicles as large as tractor-trailers. That pers

17 August 2005

UK Agency approves chipped tyres

The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has announced that it is allowing Cemex UK Cement Ltd to begin trials using chipped tires as a partial substitute fuel at its Rugby cement works. After extensiv

15 August 2005

To cut pollution, Dutch pay a dump in Brazil

Brazilian workers and the Dutch government have been brought together in an unusual partnership by the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty under which most industrialized countries, other than th

15 August 2005

Expansion at Cemex plant

Harlon Guenther’s front yard is reportedly covered with a fine white dust, a daily consequence of living less than 200 yards from the Cemex New Braunfels, USA cement plant. Guenther was dismayed to le