Environmental

28 October 2004

Albania Renews Licence to Elbasan

Albania’s Environment Ministry has renewed the operating licence to the Elbasan cement plant in central Albania after the facility fulfilled the ministry’s requirements to reduce air pollu

27 October 2004

HeidelbergCement site must conform to emissions law

German group HeidelbergCement, Europe’s second-largest cement manufacturer, will be forced, for the present, to operate its site at Leimen in western Germany according to the law on emission rig

26 October 2004

Laramie cement plant facing lawsuit

Environmentalists have given notice they intend to sue a cement factory for 6000 violations of air quality regulations over the last two years. Emissions from the Mountain Cement Co. plant on Laramie&

25 October 2004

Save an elk

Montana City’s Ash Grove Cement Company has given $25,000 to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help protect 20,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the Elkhorn Mountains. The gift from the Kansa

25 October 2004

Cement boss hits back

Lafarge Cement in the UK has hit back at claims burning Recycled Liquid Fuel in Westbury will create an environmental wasteland. The firm reacted angrily to Monday night’s Inside Out programme

22 October 2004

Mixed reception for cement fuel rules, UK

Cement producers have labeled new Environment Agency rules on using alternative fuels in cement kilns a "mixed bag" They claimed that revisions to the Substitute Fuels Protocol will lengthen the proce

22 October 2004

New agency probe, UK

A series of complaints about malfunctions at Rugby Cement, which apparently caused dust to rain down on parts of Newbold, are being investigated by the Environment Agency. Several readers contacted t

22 October 2004

St Lawrence seeks to lower emissions, USA

St Lawrence Cement, which has been seeking permission to build a cement plant on the Hudson River for the past five years said it will propose lowering the plant’s air emission caps.

18 October 2004

Holcim reaches agreement with conservation groups, USA

Four area conservation organizations and Holcim (US) Inc. have reached an out-of-court settlement that clears the way for Holcim to proceed with construction of one of the world’s largest cement

14 October 2004

Health and safety measures

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) notes that the use of substitute fuels in cement kilns is subject to Integrated Pollution Prevention Control regulation and has been the source of considerable publi

14 October 2004

Lehigh’s cement dust problems

Saying her concerns represented those of a number of Mitchell residents, Toni Talbott addressed the Mitchell City Council last week to complain about cement dust levels coming from Lehigh Cement Co. T

08 October 2004

Fight quarry threat to the white horse

UK campaigners yesterday urged residents living near a top Wiltshire tourist attraction to fight a cement giant’s plans to extend a quarry towards recreational land.

06 October 2004

Environment Agency allows Castle Cement trial burning of MBM

The Environment Agency has confirmed that Castle Cement will be allowed to carry out a trail burning of meat and bonemeal (MBM) at its Ribblesdale works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK.

04 October 2004

Russian approval for Kyoto Protocol

The Russian Cabinet endorsed the Kyoto Protocol last week, making international implementation of one of the most far-reaching and controversial environmental initiatives a near certainty.The decision

01 October 2004

Enviromental stock watch

Conventional wisdom says that US environmental stocks will suffer if President Bush is re-elected. But US company Headwaters should prosper however the election turns out, say specialist US analysts.

01 October 2004

Holcim clears hurdle in effort to build cement plant

Holcim US operations has cleared another hurdle in its effort to build a $600 million cement plant in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled