Cement News: Environmental

23 February 2006

Mexican industry takes voluntary action against climate change

Mexico’s environment ministry (SEMARNAT) recognized fifteen major companies today for publicly reporting their greenhouse gas emissions through a voluntary public-private initiative known as the

22 February 2006

Holly Hill to use nonhazardous solid waste

Energis LLC, has begun supplying nonhazardous solid waste as fuel at the Holcim Holly Hill, South Carolina, plant. The waste, which will include plastics, oil absorbents, wood and paint solids, will s

22 February 2006

Kenya must set up environmental policy

The Kenyan Government has been asked to formulate an environmental management policy. Mvita MP Najib Balala said yesterday that the Government needed to work closely with key partners, including NGOs

17 February 2006

No accidents at Italcementi Castrovillari Plant 2004-2005

No workplace accidents took place at the Castrovillari cement production plan of Italian construction company Italcementi near Cosenza in southern Italy, in the last two years, the company said on Feb

Fairborn plant hopes for tyre burn 17 February 2006

Fairborn plant hopes for tyre burn

Greene County Commissioners recently gave Cemex, with its cement production plant in Fairborn, permission to apply for a Scrap Tyre Grant as the company prepares to burn scrap tyres as fuel. Official

16 February 2006

Tororo dust emissions anger

The Ugandan District Environment Officer, Mr John Gongo, has said Tororo Cement Industry Ltd faces closure due to the continued disposal of large amounts of dust in the air during the night. He said t

Castle’s help for green group 09 February 2006

Castle’s help for green group

Castle Cement has donated the use of offices within its Ribblesdale site, on the edge of Clitheroe, to the Ribble Catchment Conservation Trus

03 February 2006

Investment cements plant’s future in Laramie

Mountain Cement’s Kiln No. 1 makes cement at a prodigious 576t per day. The larger by Kiln No. 2 fires its way to 1345t of cement every day. However, both kilns are being eliminated in favor of a sing

03 February 2006

Tyre-burning to re-start?

Managers at Rugby Cement, now part of Cemex, are confident tyre-burning will start again very soon on a permanent basis. The plant has just completed its trials into the controversial method, which pr

31 January 2006

Activists ask Cemex to clean up

An environmental watchdog group that successfully challenged a proposal to exempt the oil and gas industry from water-quality regulations last year is shifting its focus to the maligned Cemex cement p

30 January 2006

Cement plant dispute unresolved

After three months, the settlement between Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, the Sierra Club and Mountain Cement that all parties agreed to in court still hasn’t been finalised. The

27 January 2006

DEP to hold public hearing on cement plant permitting

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a routine public hearing in Branford Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hatch Park Community Center to hear comments on DEP’s in

26 January 2006

Green cement claim on CO2 bias

The Minister for the Environment has sought legal advice on how the EU carbon emissions trading scheme is being applied to the cement sector, on foot of a complaint that it discriminates against the S

26 January 2006

Lafarge tyre protest Seattle

South Seattle community members were united at a public hearing Tuesday night over concerns about plans to allow a cement company to burn whole tyres in its kiln on a trial basis. The Puget Sound Clea

25 January 2006

US activists to testify against cement kiln pollution

Activists from across the country have gathered to protest the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to set limits

24 January 2006

Quarry growth bad for Niagara escarpment

Milton Quarry, operated by Dufferin Aggregates, part of St. Lawrence Cement, the largest active quarry in Canada at 468 hectares is causing local environmentalists some concern. Now, the