Environmental

31 May 2005

Dragon Cement receives historic designation

The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has designated the Dragon Cement plant and quarry as a State Significant Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. A dedication plaque wa

31 May 2005

Calls to appoint new watchdog on cement kiln

Calls were growing last night for an independent watchdog to monitor a controversial new £4m cement kiln. The huge 300ft kiln at Padeswood near Buckley is due to be fired up next month. It will burn

27 May 2005

St Marys Cement clean-air violations

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited St Marys Cement Inc (the Dixon Plant) for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s portland cement plant at 1914 White Oak Lane, Dix

25 May 2005

Taiheiyo Cement increases waste burn

Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (5233) has decided to turn a cement manufacturing subsidiary into a company specializing in processing industrial waste. The major cement firm has been facing

19 May 2005

Ecocem announces higher sales

Ireland’s independent Ecocem, announced today that the use of its GGBS product will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions well in excess of 150,000t during 2005. The Irish company which operates a €10m

18 May 2005

Erin Brockovich to launch probe

Legal investigator Erin Brockovich is considering suing industrial plants in Ellis County, Texas. The area, on the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro region, contains numerous steel and pow

17 May 2005

Cement plant cited 32 times

The Texas Industries Inc cement plant was cited 32 times in less than 18 months by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.The violations occurred between April 2003 and July and resulted in

17 May 2005

Hazardous waste bill clears House, Senate

Passage of the hazardous waste bill by the Missouri Legislature didn’t create the stir that the new school funding formula did, but its impact will be felt in Northeast Missouri It is estimated

10 May 2005

Greenhouse gases buried at sea

Scientists at BP are working with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on plans to bury millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the bed of the North Sea. The aim? To try

10 May 2005

Hong Kong waste solution

Millions of tonnes of recyclable inert construction and demolition waste piled up in the territory’s landfills, should be put to use in the mainland for reclamation and road works, some building

09 May 2005

1500 Projects Submitted in the First Holcim Awards Competition

In a competition launched in November 2004 mainly in architecture and building trade magazines, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction invited architects, engineers and other specialists i

05 May 2005

St Lawrence Cement Recognised for its Overall Environmental Excellence, Canada

St Lawrence Cement’s plant in Mississauga, Ontario, won top honours in two categories of the 4th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards sponsored by the Portland Cement Association

03 May 2005

Problems at Green Island trials

A new incineration plant designed to turn solid waste into ash for the manufacture of cement encountered technical problems during a trial run late last month, one of Hong Kong’s biggest cement

25 April 2005

Cement firm plans to burn meat and bone meal

Lagan Cement, which operates a cement plant and quarries at Kinnegad, Co Meath, is proposing to burn meat and bone meal to replace up to 45 per cent of the coal currently burned at the plant.

19 April 2005

Cement plant to contain controversial dust pile

Dragon Products cement company plans to cap its 17-acre dust pile in midcoast Maine that has been the focus of lawsuits that have been filed by neighbors against the cement manufacturer.

19 April 2005

Baltsem to install equipment for neutralizing Hexavalent Chromium

The Baltsem plant (Balakliia, Kharkiv region), one of the three major cement producers in Ukraine, intends to install equipment for adding additives that neutralise hexavalent chromium to cement.