Environmental

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

29 October 2004

Residents argue at Blue Circle burn plans

Residents concerned about Blue Circle Southern Cement plant’s plan to burn alternative fuels asked for further studies on the possible health and environmental effects of the plan at a public me

28 October 2004

Albania Renews Licence to Elbasan

Albania’s Environment Ministry has renewed the operating licence to the Elbasan cement plant in central Albania after the facility fulfilled the ministry’s requirements to reduce air pollu

27 October 2004

HeidelbergCement site must conform to emissions law

German group HeidelbergCement, Europe’s second-largest cement manufacturer, will be forced, for the present, to operate its site at Leimen in western Germany according to the law on emission rig

26 October 2004

Laramie cement plant facing lawsuit

Environmentalists have given notice they intend to sue a cement factory for 6000 violations of air quality regulations over the last two years. Emissions from the Mountain Cement Co. plant on Laramie&

25 October 2004

Save an elk

Montana City’s Ash Grove Cement Company has given $25,000 to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help protect 20,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the Elkhorn Mountains. The gift from the Kansa

25 October 2004

Cement boss hits back

Lafarge Cement in the UK has hit back at claims burning Recycled Liquid Fuel in Westbury will create an environmental wasteland. The firm reacted angrily to Monday night’s Inside Out programme

22 October 2004

Mixed reception for cement fuel rules, UK

Cement producers have labeled new Environment Agency rules on using alternative fuels in cement kilns a "mixed bag" They claimed that revisions to the Substitute Fuels Protocol will lengthen the proce

22 October 2004

New agency probe, UK

A series of complaints about malfunctions at Rugby Cement, which apparently caused dust to rain down on parts of Newbold, are being investigated by the Environment Agency. Several readers contacted t

22 October 2004

St Lawrence seeks to lower emissions, USA

St Lawrence Cement, which has been seeking permission to build a cement plant on the Hudson River for the past five years said it will propose lowering the plant’s air emission caps.

18 October 2004

Holcim reaches agreement with conservation groups, USA

Four area conservation organizations and Holcim (US) Inc. have reached an out-of-court settlement that clears the way for Holcim to proceed with construction of one of the world’s largest cement

14 October 2004

Health and safety measures

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) notes that the use of substitute fuels in cement kilns is subject to Integrated Pollution Prevention Control regulation and has been the source of considerable publi