15 February 2005

India’s north east under attack

India’s North Eastern Council (NEC), in its magazine called, New Hopes, New Opportunities, has a section on industry. This chapter, with the name Limestone and Coal: Untapped Resources So Far, s

14 February 2005

India may be under pressure to cut emissions post-Kyoto

The world’s second-most populous nation, whose economy has been growing at a frenetic pace, creating a huge middle class, and spiralling demand for electricity and factories to feed export growt

14 February 2005

Workers offered tests for toxic gas

Holcim operating out of Port Nelson, New Zealand is offering its workers blood testing for methyl bromide gas following publicity about possible links with motor neurone disease. This follows similar

09 February 2005

Cemex makes "tirecrete" for road paving, Mexico

Cemex has begun a program to use more than 25 million disposed used tires/y to replace natural additives in road surfacing mix to make "tirecrete" ("llancreto" in Spanish), local press reported.

04 February 2005

BCA welcomes consultation on substitute fuels protocol

The British Cement Association (BCA) has welcomed the Environment Agency’s consultation document on the proposed revision of the Substitute Fuels Protocol (SFP)

02 February 2005

Clear Skies Act will encourage emission credit trading

The US Portland Cement Association (PCA) and its members support the Clear Skies Act of 2005 (S. 131), which was introduced by Sens. James Inhofe (R- Okla.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) on Jan. 24. T

02 February 2005

Cemex embraces waste-to-energy program

Cemex Costa Rica co-processed 4626t of waste from the beginning of the waste-to-energy project on July 25 through to the end of 2004, transformation manager Fernando Rojas told BNamericas. Of the 4262

01 February 2005

Cement plant demolition goes on

Two-story-high grey rubble piles now lay where Calaveras Cement Company buildings once stood along Pool Station Road near San Andreas.

01 February 2005

Councils asked to fund environmental monitoring

UK town and community councils are being asked to fund independent environmental checks around Castle Cement‘s works at Padeswood. Castle Cement Liaison Committee, which campaigns against the firm’s n

01 February 2005

Conservation International and Agrupacion Sierra Madre to Highlight World’s `Hotspots’

Conservation International and Agrupacion Sierra Madre will present "Hotspots Revisited," the 12th edition in CEMEX’s conservation book series, at a special event at the Houston Museum of Natura

28 January 2005

Diamond Cement, Ghana, no pollution problem

The Volta Regional Parliamentary Caucus has discounted media reports that the operations of Diamond Cement Ghana Limited (DCGL), was polluting the environment and endangering the lives of the people l

21 January 2005

Tyres for Mexico

Millions of used tyres from the United States are ending their days in Mexico, causing headaches for border communities faced with a growing disposal problem. The topic was a central theme as US and M

19 January 2005

Expensive clean-up from pollution leak

It may cost more than $45 million to clean up highly alkaline contamination seeping into Little Traverse Bay, Detroit from underground cement kiln dust piles on the property of Bay Harbor, says CMS En

19 January 2005

Cement company clears rubble from damaged roadway

Victorville, California: While the latest storms destroyed swaths of Highway 18 and submerged others under dirt and debris, Mitsubishi Cement, after surveying the damage to sections of the highway abo

19 January 2005

Slovak anti-chrome investment

Slovak building materials producer Holcim (Slovensko) has invested nearly 4.2 mln Slovak crowns 9Euro108,800) in technology upgrade, it was reported on January 14, 2005. The new technology for cement

18 January 2005

More EU industrial pollution guides agreed

A forum chaired by the European Commission under the EU’s IPPC industrial pollution directive has agreed three new guidelines, known as "BREFS", on how to apply best available techniques (BAT) i