Continental Cement Co to upgrade clinker storage facilities

Continental Cement Co to upgrade clinker storage facilities
27 September 2012

Continental Cement Company LLC has agreed to complete a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) valued at US$300,000 at its Hannibal (MO) facility. The SEP is part of a consent agreement with The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 in which Continental Cement has also agreed to pay a US$22,025 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act in 2007 and 2008.

The project will see the replacement of the outside clinker storage pile with the associated material handling system by enclosed conveyors and a dust-controlled truck load-out. It is expected that the new storage facility will reduce particulate matter emissions by 15tpa.

Continental Cement exceeded the nitrogen oxide emission limit during 2007 and 2008, in violation of the federally approved Missouri State Implementation Plan and the Clean Air Act. Continental Cement did not meet the limit nor did it install or operate any approved alternatives during 2007 and 2008.

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