A meeting on the new cement plant plans by Lafarge North America was set for Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Officials from DEC and Lafarge will present information on plans to rebuild the 48-year-old plant with two less-polluting kilns. The new kilns will use a dry-process.
Expected by Lafarge to be complete by 2015, the new facility will be able to produce about 63 per cent more cement, up from 1.7Mta to 2.8Mta. While emissions of carbon monoxide will increase, "other emissions will decrease or remain constant," the DEC notice said.