Environmental

19 November 2004

Plan could put end to daily trips to Michigan landfill

Canada’s York Region’s great hope to stop sending household trash to Michigan, United States in the next few years is a two-inch long, hard brown, mottled cylinder. That’s what our garbag

19 November 2004

$500,000 needed to save Saylor cement kilns

A group of people interested in saving Coplay’s kilns have formed an organization to raise money for the effort. The Saylor Cement Kilns Preservation Society must raise $500,000 to save the kil

15 November 2004

NEC develop flame resistant polycarbonate based on fly ash

NEC Corporation, Japan, has announced that it has succeeded in the development of a flame resistant polycarbonate resin, which cuts manufacturing energy consumption by over 20 per cent through the use

12 November 2004

Oficemen to sign environmental agreement

In Spain, the cement association, Oficemen, will today sign an agreement with trade unions CCOO and UGT that will commit cement plants to reducing their pollution emissions. Under the terms of the

12 November 2004

Hima Cement completes water treatment facility

Hima Cement has completed and commissioned a water-treatment plant at the factory site at Hima in Kasese. The water purification plant worth Euro 85,000 (Shs189 million) will provide clean water for

11 November 2004

Guangdong addresses dust problems

Guangdong Province is expected to introduce a floating dust warning system to help tackle worsening air pollution. Meteorological departments in the province have established observation stations in G

11 November 2004

Extra eye to be kept on chimney

Another camera is likely to be trained on an industrial chimney in Rugby to monitor chemicals which pour out. Rugby borough council officers have recommended an extra CCTV camera at Beechwood Courts

11 November 2004

Lafarge plans for tyre burn

Lafarge Brasil has inaugurated a new plant in Matozinhos (Minas Gerais state). The main characteristic of the new plant is the operation with industrial sub-products in the whole production process -

10 November 2004

Cement Likely to Be Used in road building

Cement could soon replace bitumen in building roads, a top Kenyan official said yesterday. A Government-backed study on the advantages of using cement instead of bitumen has been completed and experim

10 November 2004

EPA pressed to set mercury limits for cement factories

Four years ago, a US Federal judge ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air. Today those plants, including seve

09 November 2004

Company seeks to build cement production quarry

A company has revived a proposal for a limestone quarry and cement plant north of Paulden in the US. Drake Cement LLC hopes to mine limestone on 59 acres of the Prescott National Forest about five mil

08 November 2004

Water problems blamed on cement firm

An Onoway-area man appeared before the provincial Environmental Appeal Board Friday alleging Lafarge Canada is responsible for the decline in groundwater under his property. Lafarge uses holding and s

03 November 2004

St Lawrence Cement Greenport project

St. Lawrence Cement has been engaged for the past several years in the process of obtaining the necessary permits for a replacement cement plant in Greenport, New York. The proposed Greenport plant wo

02 November 2004

Cement kiln emissions are under fire in Maine

A Washington, DC-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the federal Environmental Protection Agency to comply with a previous court order to regulate air emissions from cement

01 November 2004

Cement factory hits target

Lafarge Cement UK says it has met an environmental improvement target seven years ahead of schedule. The company, which operates the Westbury works, has cut emissions of dust per tonne of cement made

29 October 2004

Groups Target Bush EPA’s Refusal

In defiance of a court order issued almost four years ago, the Bush administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still has not issued regulations to reduce air pollution from cement kilns, a