28 January 2005

Diamond Cement, Ghana, no pollution problem

The Volta Regional Parliamentary Caucus has discounted media reports that the operations of Diamond Cement Ghana Limited (DCGL), was polluting the environment and endangering the lives of the people l

21 January 2005

Tyres for Mexico

Millions of used tyres from the United States are ending their days in Mexico, causing headaches for border communities faced with a growing disposal problem. The topic was a central theme as US and M

19 January 2005

Expensive clean-up from pollution leak

It may cost more than $45 million to clean up highly alkaline contamination seeping into Little Traverse Bay, Detroit from underground cement kiln dust piles on the property of Bay Harbor, says CMS En

19 January 2005

Cement company clears rubble from damaged roadway

Victorville, California: While the latest storms destroyed swaths of Highway 18 and submerged others under dirt and debris, Mitsubishi Cement, after surveying the damage to sections of the highway abo

19 January 2005

Slovak anti-chrome investment

Slovak building materials producer Holcim (Slovensko) has invested nearly 4.2 mln Slovak crowns 9Euro108,800) in technology upgrade, it was reported on January 14, 2005. The new technology for cement

18 January 2005

More EU industrial pollution guides agreed

A forum chaired by the European Commission under the EU’s IPPC industrial pollution directive has agreed three new guidelines, known as "BREFS", on how to apply best available techniques (BAT) i

18 January 2005

Lehigh’s Union bridge wants new quarry start-up

Almost 10 years after the Lehigh Cement received a mining permit from the state, the company wants to begin quarrying in earnest at its 700-acre tract south of New Windsor - provoking a flurry of acti

18 January 2005

Chromium VI in cement

New UK restrictions on the amount of chromium VI in cement come into force yesterday, 17 January 2005. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (COSHH 2004) will pr

17 January 2005

Blunt talking

Among his first actions as the new chief executive of Missouri, Gov. Matt Blunt took a scalpel to the state’s environmental regulation agency.

14 January 2005

Businesses will be socially responsible if it pays

The winner of this year’s Guardian/Ashridge Business School MBA essay competition rejects any suggestion that companies are increasingly socially responsible. Corporate social responsibility may

13 January 2005

Plume source identified

With six more months to complete research, Lehigh Southwest Cement Plant is confident it will solve a mysterious plume that has plagued the site for the past several months. The six-month extension wa

13 January 2005

Taming the Dragon

Dragon Cement Products, located in Thomaston, New England is an important regional employer. Dragon has recently begun reducing its emissions of waste cement kiln dust (CKD) into the local airshed. Ho

12 January 2005

Holcim obtains ISO14001 award

Holcim Liban, one of the leading cement companies in Lebanon and operates the largest cement plant of the country, has recently obtained the ISO 14001 international award as an appreciation for its en

11 January 2005

National Cement to burn tyres

The Lebec cement plant, California plant has gained permission from regional air regulators to burn old tyres as fuel, in spite of strong protests from local residents. The National Cement Company&rsq

10 January 2005

Enviro firm sues HeidelbergCement

A small, Pasadena-based firm is suing HeidelbergCement Group, claiming the company commissioned complex environmental cleanup plans that it never paid for. Heidelberger hired the firm solely to appeas

05 January 2005

CO2 trading targets too generous, say environmentalists

The European Union is at the centre of a new row between governments, industry and environmental campaigners over its ambitious new CO 2 emissions trading scheme, which came into effect on January 1.