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Plans for new mill in Vallejo to face public hearing

25 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Orcem Americas’ plan for a new EUR45m cement mill in Vallejo, California, USA, is likely to face a public hearing from local councillors on 30 May. The Ecocem subsidiary and its project partner, Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT), are looking to appeal a decision by the city’s planning commission that rejected the proposal in May 2017, according to the Irish Times. The council will also consider a final environmental report on the project. Last time, following a recommendation by the Vallejo Cit...

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is embedded in our DNA at Cemex, and this new locomotive illustrates that," said Carlos Uruchurtu, vice pr...

USA: Tehachapi cement plant has one of nation's highest mercury emission levels

15 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated Lehigh Southwest Cement plant’s mercury emissions as the second highest in the USA. The Lehigh Tehachapi plant produced 872lb of mercury in 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory data – the most of any cement plant in California and the second highest among all cement plants in the United States. Over the years, the mercury emissions have been a particular source of concern and contention. Historica...