Hanson Cement could face action over dust, UK

Hanson Cement could face action over dust, UK
Published: 13 April 2011

The UK Environment Agency is considering whether to take further action against Hanson Cement’s Padeswood factory following complaints by local residents affected by dust, the BBC reports.

An agency spokesperson said it had identified the cause at the factory and Hanson Cement had taken action to rectify the problem. It said it was now investigating whether the company had breached its environmental permits.

The Environment Agency said it received complaints last month.

A spokesperson added: "We have received complaints of dust in Padeswood and have investigated and identified what has caused it.

"Action has been taken by Hanson Cement to rectify the problem...Our officers are now collecting evidence to see if there have been any breaches of the conditions in their environmental permit. We will then consider what further action needs to be taken.”