Cement News: Environmental

19 April 2006

Keystone meeting – no protests

State officials reviewing an air quality permit for Keystone Cement Co.’s US$165m expansion proposed in East Allen Township heard little opposition at a public hearing Tuesday. The hearing, held

13 April 2006

Cement industries polluting city environment

A total of 20 cement grinding plants industries established in the residential areas of the Dhaka, Bangladesh have dangerously been polluting the environment, reports BDNEWS.

13 April 2006

Arnie talks the talk

In June, Schwarzenegger had merely set targets. No one knew if he’d go further. Tom Tietz is with the California Nevada Cement Promotion Council. He said a legal limit would be dreadful for business i

12 April 2006

Cemex develops new concrete

Cemex has presented a new water-permeable concrete called Acuicreto, which allows water to filter through to urban aquifers, local press reported.

Castle blames planners for £100k pollution fine 12 April 2006

Castle blames planners for £100k pollution fine

Bungling planners cost Castle Cement a UK£100,000 fine after magistrates found it guilty of pollution in north Wales, the company claimed last week.

10 April 2006

Lafarge announces new CDM projects

Lafarge reports that its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project which substitutes alternative, biomas

Cemex plant under a cloud 10 April 2006

Cemex plant under a cloud

A group of activists say they will know in a few weeks whether the dust covering car hoods and tabletops at homes near the Ceme

06 April 2006

Plan to burn tyres and trash raises worries

A proposal to burn tyres at an eastern Ontario cement plant to create fuel is a safe one, company executives say, but environmentalists call it a hazardous idea that would poison the air over both Can

06 April 2006

EPA faces environmental challenge

Activists plan to sue the US EPA over a rare decision to invalidate a final air toxics standard for particulate matter (PM) emissions from cement kilns in favor of a less stringent rule. The EPA on M

04 April 2006

St Lawrence Cement Group – case dismissed

St. Lawrence Cement Group is pleased to announce that the pending federal court litigation in Camden, New Jersey, involving the company’s GranCem(TM) grinding facility has been dismissed. The f

03 April 2006

Cement firm fined over emissions

Castle’s Padeswood works has been fined UK£99,000 after admitting nine offences, including releasing more than the permitted amount of dioxins. Flintshire magistrates also told Castle Cement to pay £

31 March 2006

China needs plan to meet energy targets

China’s government must produce firm plans to curb energy demand growth and pollution emissions before oil markets can judge how serious the country is about meeting its targets, Credit Suisse s

30 March 2006

Vassiliko Cement to produce energy needs from waste

Vassiliko Cement, Cyprus, has intensified the drive to modernise its operations to cut costs, improve production and to produce up to 40 per cent of its energy needs from locally processed recycled wa

30 March 2006

Municipal Waste Bound for Kingston

Lafarge Canada has applied for approvals to burn waste from Ontario, Quebec, and eight US states at its cement plant in Bath. This proposal has activists worried. "The Bath Alternative Fuel project is

30 March 2006

Top builders to join with WBCSD

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development announced today that it is forming an alliance of leading global companies to determine how buildings can be designed and constructed so that the

29 March 2006

Submissions filed against Lafarge proposal

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and Gord Downie have filed an official submission to the Ministry of Environment recommending that Lafarge’s request to burn tires and other waste at its cement kiln in