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Irish Cement fined for fugitive dust pollution

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement Ltd has been convicted of two counts of breaching its industrial emissions licence when 'fugitive dust' emitted from the Castle Mungret, Co Limerick plant 'impaired' or 'interfered' with the surrounding environment, Limerick District Court heard. Irish Cement had faced a maximum EUR4000 fine for each count. Judge Marian O'Leary imposed fines totalling EUR1250 for both counts. Irish Cement pleaded guilty to two charges prosecuted in court by the EPA. A third and fourth cha...

EPA to take Irish cement to court re emissions incident

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has initiated legal proceedings against Irish Cement for alleged breaches of its operating licence at its Limerick plant. The EPA has confirmed to the Limerick Leader it has issued a summons to the company, relation to the emissions from the Castlemungret cement pant.  The case is scheduled to come before a sitting of Limerick District Court on 2 March 2018. A spokesman confirmed it received the summons "in relation to dust emission incidents earlie...

Irish Cement and local residents kept waiting on hazardous waste burning

20 October 2017, Published under Cement News

An Bord Pleanála, Ireland's Planning Board, has said they need more time to decide on the planning permission granted to Irish Cement to enable it burn hazardous waste as a power source at its manufacturing plant in Mungret. In March Limerick City and County Council approved a EUR10m plan by Irish Cement that would allow the company burn up to 115 types of hazardous material, including animal tissue waste, at its Limerick plant. The council planners granted permission for the company to ...

Dioxin levels to be tested near Irish Cement's Castlemungret plant

03 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s EUR10m plans for its Limerick plant to substitute part of its fossil fuels for waste tyre burning is coming under fresh attack, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agrees for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out tests of dioxin levels in dairy cattle near the cement plant in Mungret. Local residents fear there will be an increase in the levels of dioxins in the local environment with the burning of waste tyres, which has been refuted by Irish Cement. T...

Irish Cement allowed to burn waste tyres and hazardous waste at Castlemungret

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council has signed off the EUR10m plan by Irish Cement to go ahead with its proposal to burn waste tyres and hazardous materials in its cement kiln at Castlemungret. The council granted planning permission last March, for Irish Cement to burn "hazardous" substances, including "end of life tyres", as fuel at its plant in Castlemungret, Co Limerick, provided it adhered to strict conditions. The Southern Waste Management Office, Limerick, earlier recommended planni...