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Hima Cement completes water treatment facility

12 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has completed and commissioned a water-treatment plant at the factory site at Hima in Kasese.  The water purification plant worth Euro 85,000  (Shs189 million) will provide clean water for human consumption at the plant and on the estate housing factory workers.  The purification process involves removal of debris and chlorination to kill germs in the water.  The Community Relations Manager of Hima Cement, Mr John Rwaboona said: "We believe this investment will go a long way in pr...

Oficemen to sign environmental agreement

12 November 2004, Published under Cement News

In Spain, the cement association, Oficemen, will today sign an agreement with trade unions CCOO and UGT that will commit cement plants to reducing their pollution emissions.  Under the terms of the agreement, cement producers will also use waste products as fuel in production processes, under suitable environmental conditions. 

Lafarge plans for tyre burn

11 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Brasil has inaugurated a new plant in Matozinhos (Minas Gerais state). The main characteristic of the new plant is the operation with industrial sub-products in the whole production process - from raw materials to fuels for the kilns. The installed capacity for the production of cement is of 1Mta. The company intends to begin, in December, tyre burning trials in the kiln. Lafarge has invested R$9m (US$3m) in the new system and intends to substitute 15 per cent of the present energy mi...

Extra eye to be kept on chimney

11 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Another camera is likely to be trained on an industrial chimney in Rugby to monitor chemicals which pour out.  Rugby borough council officers have recommended an extra CCTV camera at Beechwood Courts flats in the town to film the chimney at Rugby Cement, in Lawford Road.   The council"s environmental health director, Karen Stone, said: "While pollution incidents should be detected by the air quality monitoring network, the stack camera will allow a back-up system and may aid in determining th...

Guangdong addresses dust problems

11 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Guangdong Province is expected to introduce a floating dust warning system to help tackle worsening air pollution. Meteorological departments in the province have established observation stations in Guangzhou’s Panyu District, as well as the cities of Zhongshan, Dongguan and Foshan in the prosperous Pearl River Delta. "The move aims to further monitor the province’s dusty weather and help collect more first-hand material for future introduction of the new warning system," said Wu Dui, a rese...

EPA pressed to set mercury limits for cement factories

10 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Four years ago, a US Federal judge ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on the amount of mercury cement factories may discharge into the air. Today those plants, including seven in Florida, still are discharging mercury, with no legal limits. Environmental lawyers went back to court in recent weeks to get firm deadlines for the EPA to set those limits. The agency’s refusal to act infuriates December McSherry, an Alachua County resident. She and her husband raise b...

Cement Likely to Be Used in road building

10 November 2004, Published under Cement News

Cement could soon replace bitumen in building roads, a top Kenyan official said yesterday. A Government-backed study on the advantages of using cement instead of bitumen has been completed and experimental work using cement would be carried out on Mbagathi Road, Nairobi, to gauge the costs. Kenya Roads Boards executive director Isaiah Mutonyi said the results would help the Government to decide whether to approve the use of cement in all future road building projects. He was speaking at t...

Company seeks to build cement production quarry

09 November 2004, Published under Cement News

A company has revived a proposal for a limestone quarry and cement plant north of Paulden in the US. Drake Cement LLC hopes to mine limestone on 59 acres of the Prescott National Forest about five miles north of Paulden and one mile east of Highway 89. It plans to process the limestone on neighboring private land for at least 10 years, using a 3500-foot conveyor system to move the materials. It wants to start construction next spring. The company has bought mining claims and related interest...

Water problems blamed on cement firm

08 November 2004, Published under Cement News

An Onoway-area man appeared before the provincial Environmental Appeal Board Friday alleging Lafarge Canada is responsible for the decline in groundwater under his property. Lafarge uses holding and settling ponds to filter out sediments accumulated by the washing of gravel. Pond water is recycled when it seeps back into groundwater aquifers. Northcott said higher levels of heavy metals and a drop in the level of his well have occurred since the late 1990s. He blamed Lafarge, alleging the...

St Lawrence Cement Greenport project

03 November 2004, Published under Cement News

St. Lawrence Cement has been engaged for the past several years in the process of obtaining the necessary permits for a replacement cement plant in Greenport, New York. The proposed Greenport plant would replace St. Lawrence’s existing plant in Catskill, NY, constructively improving air quality in the region. On October 21, the Company announced that it will seek revised air permits that reduce the maximum limits on air emissions of annual gross tons of primary components of concern (PM, NOx...