Cement News: Environmental

19 October 2005

Lafarge names sustainable development chief

Lafarge has appointed Olivier Luneau senior vice president in charge of sustainable development and public affairs, the group said on October 18, 2005. Luneau will report directly to the CEO. He succe

18 October 2005

Plants top list of worst polluters

Oxford County’s largest polluters are its three largest, according to a PollutionWatch ranking. The annual ranking of polluters is based on data the companies themselves submit annually to the federal

18 October 2005

Gujarat Ambuja wins Asian CSR award

Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd (GACL) today said it has won the Asian Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Asian CSR) 2005 for an initiative for corporate sustainable development. Gujarat Ambuja said it

17 October 2005

Tyre burn tests meet pollution standards

Ash Grove Cement Co. could begin burning tyres for fuel by late next year, now that tests show the plant would continue to meet state and federal air pollution limits. The Nebraska Department of Envi

Demolition of cement silos begins 12 October 2005

Demolition of cement silos begins

The US city of Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy celebrated the start of demolition of the first of three cement silo installations, making way for major redevelopment of miles of choice

12 October 2005

Union Cites Ongoing violations and permit failures

The United Steelworkers (USW) has taken the first step toward filing a civil lawsuit against Arizona Portland Cement (APC) and its parent companies, Taiheiyo Cement USA, Inc. and California Portland C

Holcim Apasco receives ISO 14001 environmental certificate 10 October 2005

Holcim Apasco receives ISO 14001 environmental certificate

Holcim Apasco, one of the largest cement makers in Mexico, has been awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate for replacing fossil fuels with garbage within its production process, corporate dir

05 October 2005

Cement plant accident-free since 1993; gets international safety certification

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) has achieved a record of 7,832 hours of plant operations without lost time accident (LTA) as of September 30 since the cement plant in San Fernando started ope

30 September 2005

TCEQ Approves TXI’s Permit Modification

Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. announced today that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved a permit modification to adjust the usage of an air pollution device on one o

27 September 2005

Idaho department of environmental quality seeks Ash Grove comment

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a proposed permit to construct and draft Tier I air quality operating permit for the Ash Grove Cement Co. facility in I

23 September 2005

Holcim scraps plan to burn hazardous waste at new Nyergesujfalu plant

Holcim, one of the world’s biggest cement makers, announced on Wednesday that it has scrapped plans to burn hazardous waste at its proposed new plant in the village of Nyergesujfalu (N Hungary),

08 September 2005

Last chance for Cemex to curb Rugby pollution

Cemex last week received a final warning from government officials for pollution from its Rugby Cement plant. However, the Environment Agency (EA) gave the company the go-ahead to burn tyres as fuel a

07 September 2005

Cement waste site decision due

The factory can no longer dispose of waste at a disused quarry. A controversial scheme to dump waste in a new landfill site at a Flintshire cement works goes before councillors on Wednesday.

06 September 2005

Suit Against cement plant cleared for trial

An attorney for two environmental groups says that emissions from a cement plant southwest of Laramie endangered the health of people nearby.

05 September 2005

Groups sue Mountain Cement for polluting

Two conservation groups have taken Mountain Cement plant in Laramie to court, claiming that the plant has violated federal and state clean air regulations more than 15,000 times since 1999.

01 September 2005

New fears over dumping of cement plant’s waste

Castle Cement wants to bury waste from its new £54m kiln in Padeswood, Buckley, rather than transport it to a site near Mold. The application is due to go before Flintshire County Council planning com