Cemex fined for pollution, USA

Cemex fined for pollution, USA
Published: 23 December 2010

Cemex has been issued with a US$525,000 fine for emitting mercury at levels nearly 10 times the allowable limit, and the company has been ordered to make changes to one of its Hernando cement kilns to alleviate the problem.

In an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation last month, Cemex was ordered to complete a series of actions to bring the kiln’s levels of mercury back within compliance and to ensure that no more violations occur.