Spain: LafargeHolcim to seek different quarry area for Sagunto

Spain: LafargeHolcim to seek different quarry area for Sagunto
Published: 05 April 2016


Teresa Garcia, environment councillor for the town of Sagunto, Spain, is advising LafargeHolcim to “consider other options” for a new quarry as the coveted area in Pinyal is “an important forest area and head of basin that must be protected.” She also referred to the Valencia Territorial Strategy to support her decision.

The original decision, signed in 2009, gave the company the option to open a new quarry in the area to guarantee its future extraction of raw materials and operation of its Sagunto cement works. A new agreement is now up for negotiation.