Environmental

06 June 2005

UK watchdog warns Lafarge

Lafarge was yesterday given a formal warning after the Environment Agency carried out an investigation at its Wiltshire plant. The company had its knuckles rapped earlier this year

03 June 2005

Award for Shree Cement, India

Shree Cement Ltd has received the TERI corporate award for environment excellence & corporate social responsibility award for 2003-04. It received this award jointly with Tata

03 June 2005

Lehigh possibly closer to burning sewage

Lehigh Cement Co plans to burn sewage sludge from Baltimore to power one of its plants in Carroll County is one step closer to approval.

01 June 2005

Holcim Romania’s social responsibility project

Holcim Romania, a unit of Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd, will organise from June 14 to June 18, 2005 a series of training courses for 60 high school students from the cities of Alesd, Turda and Camp

31 May 2005

EU orders cut in Italy pollution allowances

European Union regulators on Wednesday ordered a nine per cent reduction in air pollution allowed by permits that Italy is giving industry, seeking to ensure companies buy some allowances as the EU em

31 May 2005

Dragon Cement receives historic designation

The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has designated the Dragon Cement plant and quarry as a State Significant Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. A dedication plaque wa

31 May 2005

Calls to appoint new watchdog on cement kiln

Calls were growing last night for an independent watchdog to monitor a controversial new £4m cement kiln. The huge 300ft kiln at Padeswood near Buckley is due to be fired up next month. It will burn

27 May 2005

St Marys Cement clean-air violations

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited St Marys Cement Inc (the Dixon Plant) for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s portland cement plant at 1914 White Oak Lane, Dix

25 May 2005

Taiheiyo Cement increases waste burn

Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (5233) has decided to turn a cement manufacturing subsidiary into a company specializing in processing industrial waste. The major cement firm has been facing

19 May 2005

Ecocem announces higher sales

Ireland’s independent Ecocem, announced today that the use of its GGBS product will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions well in excess of 150,000t during 2005. The Irish company which operates a €10m

18 May 2005

Erin Brockovich to launch probe

Legal investigator Erin Brockovich is considering suing industrial plants in Ellis County, Texas. The area, on the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro region, contains numerous steel and pow

17 May 2005

Cement plant cited 32 times

The Texas Industries Inc cement plant was cited 32 times in less than 18 months by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.The violations occurred between April 2003 and July and resulted in

17 May 2005

Hazardous waste bill clears House, Senate

Passage of the hazardous waste bill by the Missouri Legislature didn’t create the stir that the new school funding formula did, but its impact will be felt in Northeast Missouri It is estimated

10 May 2005

Greenhouse gases buried at sea

Scientists at BP are working with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on plans to bury millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the bed of the North Sea. The aim? To try

10 May 2005

Hong Kong waste solution

Millions of tonnes of recyclable inert construction and demolition waste piled up in the territory’s landfills, should be put to use in the mainland for reclamation and road works, some building

09 May 2005

1500 Projects Submitted in the First Holcim Awards Competition

In a competition launched in November 2004 mainly in architecture and building trade magazines, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction invited architects, engineers and other specialists i