Environmental

21 December 2004

Go-ahead for waste dump

Plans to dump hazardous waste close to people’s homes have been approved by County Hall bosses. The application allows Clitheroe’s Castle Cement to tip cement kiln dust, which contains d

20 December 2004

Holcim opens development contest

Architects, engineers, developers and project owners in Asia, including Indonesia, have been invited to take part in a US$2m competition on sustainable development held by a Swiss foundation.

16 December 2004

’Hot rocks’ found at cement plant

A former cement works in County Durham, UK is to be the site of the UK’s first "hot rocks" village. The Blue Circle cement works at Eastgate, near Stanhope, closed in 2002 with the loss of 147

16 December 2004

Davenport cement plans for Cemex

Local residents are wondering what changes might result if Cemex buys Britain’s RMC Group, which owns the cement plant on Highway 1. The $5.8 billion deal, slated to close Jan. 12, was approved Thursd

16 December 2004

Balloons help depict planned cement plant profile

People who saw balloons floating in the air near the City of Hudson Wednesday got a glimpse of how visible St. Lawrence Cement’s controversial cement plant would be if it is built. Wednesday&rs

16 December 2004

Waste site go-ahead

A Landfill site which will take 10,000t of hazardous waste a year has been approved, despite concerns about its impact on neighbours’ health.

15 December 2004

Holcim Romania invests in environment protection

Holcim Romania, a subsidiary of Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd, invested Euro3.0m in an environment protection project comprising equipment upgrade at its plants in Campulung, southern Romania and Al

15 December 2004

Plan to cut pollution rises from the ashes

Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works is to continue in its mission to reduce its impact on the environment by replacing some of the raw materials it currently uses with a by-product of the paper indus

14 December 2004

Bonemeal to fuel cement plant, UK

A cement works has been given the go-ahead to burn meat and bone meal as fuel at its South Wales plant. The Environment Agency Wales has confirmed that Lafarge Cement"s plant at Aberthaw, in the Val

13 December 2004

Historic cement plant to be demolished

The "old cement plant" located east of Dewey, Oklahoma, USA is slated for demolition over the next several weeks, officials associated with the project said recently. The former Portland Cement Factor

13 December 2004

Polluters ignore environmental laws

While a nationwide blitz in China against polluting firms across the country is paying off, environmental inspectors are still finding it an uphill fight. They say local protectionism and less-than-st

13 December 2004

Cementos Selva, accused of polluting, denies charges

District mayor Emiliano Pereyra in Peruvian department San Martín has accused cement maker Cementos Selva of pollution and is calling for an independent environmental audit on its local factory, gover

07 December 2004

Melón, Polpaico clean production agreement, Chile

Chilean cement companies Melón and Polpaico have signed a clean production agreement with the economy ministry’s national clean production council (CNPL) for the cement sector, the ministry anno

07 December 2004

Protesters demand ministry take action against petcoke usage, Jordan

According to "Jordan Times", local representatives of Fuheis staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Environment demanding that the government take immediate action to prevent the Jordan Cement F

06 December 2004

No breaking of rules for cement project, says Lafarge

Allaying apprehensions of illegal land acquisition for the US$25m limestone mining project in Meghalaya, India for its upcoming cement plant across the border in Bangladesh, a senior official of cem

06 December 2004

Cementir cement plant in South Italy seized

Cementir SpA said its cement plant in Maddaloni in Southern Italy has been seized as part of an inquiry into its extraction activities in the area. Cementir said that its extraction activities have b