New pollution checks at Lafarge Cement, Slovenia

New pollution checks at Lafarge Cement, Slovenia
Published: 03 December 2010

The government of Slovenia reviewed on Thursday a report on the environmental permit of the LafargeCement plant in Trbovlje which PM Borut Pahor ordered in early November upon a protest from locals. The permit is in line with the legislation but new pollution checks will be carried out, Environment Minister Roko Zarnic said.

According to Zarnic, the government cares for the health of the local population and will carry out new tests to establish pollution levels when the cement plant is operating with waste incineration, without it and when the plant is shut down.

Yesterday the minister met environmentalists from the region of Zasavje who demand that the permit for burning waste at Lafarge Cement issued in spring be revoked. However, Zarnic said the permit would remain valid until the Administrative Court takes a formal decision on whether the issuing
procedure was correct.