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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An environmental group battling Holcim Inc. over the company’s plan to burn tires says that Gov. Brian Schweitzer is turning his back on protecting the environment. To make its point, the Montan
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
Western Australia’s largest cement producer could escape with just a A$10,000 fine if it is prosecuted for exceeding its water limit by 2.8 billion litres. The Department of Environment has conf
The second US Midlothian cement plant in a week has agreed to limit its air pollution while maintaining increased cement production.
Local residents not sure what to think about Lafarge North America’s bid to burn 4.8 million scrap tyres a year as fuel in its nearby Alpena cement plant, according to the local environmental gr
Five years ago, St Lawrence Cement Co., carved out a desolate patch of the Broadway Marine Terminal and began building a $50 million, highly automated slag cement processing plant in South Jersey Port
Lafarge has been authorized by the French government to launch the first French project to apply the ’clean development’ mechanism contained in the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The g
Holcim has agreed to slash emissions of ozone-forming pollutants at its Midlothian cement kiln, a move that environmentalists and company officials say could dramatically improve local air quality.
After years of impasse there could at last be opportunities for new directions in development on the old Australian Portland Cement Works site. Since the closure of the historic site in the late 1980s