Environmental

01 October 2004

Questions over the Dragon

A US-Maine neighborhood group promises "consistent, persistent" effort to prod cement manufacturer Dragon Products on environmental issues, and it drew some 100 people to its first community meeting.

01 October 2004

Rugby Cement takeover fears

Local protesters are up in arms over news that a Mexican company which was fined more than a quarter of a million dollars for breaching air quality laws are to take over Rugby Cement. Bosses at RMC, w

28 September 2004

Ontario tyre burn proposals

Plans for massive reduction in old tyre stockpiles could benefit Lafarge Bath plant...

16 September 2004

Committee meet on Dundee construction

A Dundee cement manufacturer has begun putting together the additional equipment needed so it can burn a number of industrial wastes and sludges within the next six months. Holcim, Inc. began construc

15 September 2004

Closure of stone crushers in RAK

RAS AL KHAIMAH — The RAK Environment Protection and Industrial Development Commission (EPIDC) has ordered the closure of two rock crushers after they were found not conforming to environment-friendly

14 September 2004

Day-long fire at Dragon

An industrial fire that broke out Sunday at Dragon Cement’s plant on Route 1 in Thomaston burned for much of the day before firefighters returned to their stations. Thomaston and Rockland fire d

10 September 2004

ENCI allowed to exploit local quarry until 2029

The Provincial Executive of the southern Dutch province of Limburg will grant permission to Dutch cement factory ENCI to extract marl from the quarry near Sint Pietersberg until 2029, it was reported

10 September 2004

Mexico, US Officials take steps to clean up

With 5 million discarded tires littering the background, the US and Mexico announced an accord Thursday to clean up the mountains of rusty cars, smashed school buses and rotting rubber that are a blig

10 September 2004

St Lawrence Cement’s New York plant inches forward

St. Lawrence Cement Group Inc. has been engaged for the past several years in the process of obtaining the necessary permits for a replacement cement plant in Greenport, N.Y. The company announced tha

07 September 2004

Mexican firm cuts energy bill

Cemex, the biggest cement producer in the U.S., has cut its energy bills by 17% in the past four years. The company is reaping the benefits of an ambitious decadelong effort to refit its cement plants

06 September 2004

Bangadesh seminar

"Portland Composite cement has better characteristics than the ordinary Portland Cement," said HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Limited Managing Director Engineer Mark Van Kempen. He said this at a seminar

06 September 2004

Grasim favours use of wastes

Grasim Industry favoures an extensive use of all forms of wastes including flyash in the cement production. Industrial wastes including flyash should be used more in the production process after takin

06 September 2004

Dragon concerns

Neighbours for a Safe Dragon, the group of US Mid-coast residents concerned about air emissions and pollution control at Dragon Products cement works in Thomason, New England, has postponed an informa

06 September 2004

St Lawrence wants permit delay

State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Erin Crotty is expected to decide next week whether to delay decisions key to construction of a $353m cement manufacturing plant in upstate New York. St.

03 September 2004

Demonstrators plant trees at cement plant

Environmental group, Residents Against Dioxins, has marked the Global Day of Action On Waste by staging a peaceful demonstration at New Berrima’s Blue Circle southern cement plant, in south-east

31 August 2004

Helping to replenish coral reefs

Malaysia’s coral reefs have been highlighted in the media lately due to increasing stress from too many divers, El Nino and industrial accidents. Malaysia, like many other countries which rely on the