Environmental

09 February 2006

Castle’s help for green group

Castle Cement has donated the use of offices within its Ribblesdale site, on the edge of Clitheroe, to the Ribble Catchment Conservation Trus

03 February 2006

Investment cements plant’s future in Laramie

Mountain Cement’s Kiln No. 1 makes cement at a prodigious 576t per day. The larger by Kiln No. 2 fires its way to 1345t of cement every day. However, both kilns are being eliminated in favor of a sing

03 February 2006

Tyre-burning to re-start?

Managers at Rugby Cement, now part of Cemex, are confident tyre-burning will start again very soon on a permanent basis. The plant has just completed its trials into the controversial method, which pr

31 January 2006

Activists ask Cemex to clean up

An environmental watchdog group that successfully challenged a proposal to exempt the oil and gas industry from water-quality regulations last year is shifting its focus to the maligned Cemex cement p

30 January 2006

Cement plant dispute unresolved

After three months, the settlement between Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, the Sierra Club and Mountain Cement that all parties agreed to in court still hasn’t been finalised. The

27 January 2006

DEP to hold public hearing on cement plant permitting

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a routine public hearing in Branford Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hatch Park Community Center to hear comments on DEP’s in

26 January 2006

Green cement claim on CO2 bias

The Minister for the Environment has sought legal advice on how the EU carbon emissions trading scheme is being applied to the cement sector, on foot of a complaint that it discriminates against the S

26 January 2006

Lafarge tyre protest Seattle

South Seattle community members were united at a public hearing Tuesday night over concerns about plans to allow a cement company to burn whole tyres in its kiln on a trial basis. The Puget Sound Clea

25 January 2006

US activists to testify against cement kiln pollution

Activists from across the country have gathered to protest the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to set limits

24 January 2006

Quarry growth bad for Niagara escarpment

Milton Quarry, operated by Dufferin Aggregates, part of St. Lawrence Cement, the largest active quarry in Canada at 468 hectares is causing local environmentalists some concern. Now, the

23 January 2006

Philippine authorities urged to stop toxic waste burn

Local environmental groups are urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to immediately stop four foreign-owned cement plants under Holcim, from unlawfully burning toxic and hazardous

23 January 2006

Bestway wins social responsibility award

One of Pakistan’s leading business groups, Bestway has been named the 2005 Winner in Social Responsibility in London for demonstrating excellent standards of philanthropy and

20 January 2006

Cement maker’s court fight with DEQ delayed

Mercury emissions from the state’s largest cement maker are pitting the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality against Lafarge Midwest Inc of Alpena. The two sides

19 January 2006

MBM could fuel North American cement kilns

Disposing of cattle meat and bone meal, or MBM, has been an environmental problem since the mid-1990s, when its use as animal feed was banned in Europe following outbreaks of Bovine Spongiform Encepha

19 January 2006

MBM could fuel North American cement kilns

Disposing of cattle meat and bone meal, or MBM, has been an environmental problem since the mid-1990s, when its use as animal feed was banned in Europe following outbreaks of Bovine Spongiform Encepha

19 January 2006

Public hearing on Sanghi factory

Opinion of all stakeholders will be recorded and sent to Government for its opinion Factory will take limestone from 4,950 acres on outskirts of Gottimukkala village Public