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St Lawrence wants permit delay

06 September 2004, Published under Cement News

State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Erin Crotty is expected to decide next week whether to delay decisions key to construction of a $353m cement manufacturing plant in upstate New York. St. Lawrence Cement has asked Crotty to hold off on rulings governing the company’s proposed plant until state officials have had a chance to review a revised plan. Dan Odescalchi, a company spokesman, said St. Lawrence made the request last week because it wants Crotty to have the most recent infor...

Dragon concerns

06 September 2004, Published under Cement News

Neighbours for a Safe Dragon, the group of US Mid-coast residents concerned about air emissions and pollution control at Dragon Products cement works in Thomason, New England, has postponed an informational meeting to Sept. 28. The Neighbours had originally scheduled their meeting for Sept. 9., but said Monday they needed more time to organise their presentation. A July 13 episode that resulted in a large fugitive dust cloud rising from a preheater tower was resolved quickly, the company ...

Grasim favours use of wastes

06 September 2004, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industry favoures an extensive use of all forms of wastes including flyash in the cement production. Industrial wastes including flyash should be used more in the production process after taking note of both technical and environment feasibility of their use, the Chief Manufacturing Officer, Mr S K Maheshwari said at a workshop in India. Energy costs accounts for 40 per cent towards the input costs, Mr Maheshwari said that the domestic industry should find alternative sources to co...

Bangadesh seminar

06 September 2004, Published under Cement News

"Portland Composite cement has better characteristics than the ordinary Portland Cement," said HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Limited Managing Director Engineer Mark Van Kempen. He said this at a seminar organised for giving information to engineers about the Portland Composite Cement (Cem II).  For Bangladesh, Mark recommended Portland Composite Cement (Cem II). The rationale for suggesting the same is due to the fact that this kind of cement is used in building bridges and other commercial st...

Demonstrators plant trees at cement plant

03 September 2004, Published under Cement News

Environmental group, Residents Against Dioxins, has marked the Global Day of Action On Waste by staging a peaceful demonstration at New Berrima’s Blue Circle southern cement plant, in south-east NSW.  The group planted 16 trees in a "green circle of hope", with each tree representing 10 tonnes of particles being emitted by the cement works each year. The group has also renewed its opposition to a plan by the cement works to burn waste materials to fuel its kiln.  Group spokesman Peter La...

Indian tribe success in cement

31 August 2004, Published under Cement News

While many US native Indians have diversified into tourism and gambling others have moved successfully into cement. Arizona’s tribes produce an estimated $1 billion a year in gambling revenue, fourth-highest among states with Indian casinos, according to one study. Nationally, Indian gaming revenue last year was an estimated $16.7 billion.  The money is helping tribes lay an economic foundation that they hope leads to self-reliance. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community ventured o...

Helping to replenish coral reefs

31 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Malaysia’s coral reefs have been highlighted in the media lately due to increasing stress from too many divers, El Nino and industrial accidents.  Malaysia, like many other countries which rely on these fragile beauties for eco-tourism, has had to find ways to replenish endangered sites. Artificial replenishment had been the answer. This method, using a system of concrete “reef balls” has garnered increasing publicity for their apparent low cost and seemingly sound theory. However, this theo...

Environmental group urges no waste burn

27 August 2004, Published under Cement News

A Canadian environmental group is urging the province to deny a request from two companies that want to burn Blue Box materials and recyclable hazardous waste. The Toronto Environmental Alliance has sent a letter to Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky asking her to turn down proposals from Stelco and LaFarge Cement to burn paper, plastics, used tires and motor oil at their plants as a cheap ’’energy-from-waste’’ fuel substitute. The alliance fears such burning will harm people and...

New plan for St Lawrence plant

27 August 2004, Published under Cement News

St Lawrence Cement’s seemingly never-ending controversial proposal to build a new cement plant in upstate New York took a remarkable twist on Wednesday at press time. At an Aug 18 press conference St. Lawrence Cement Spokesman Dan Odescalchi and SLC officials and consultants announced several dramatic changes to the original plant proposal. In an attempt to address numerous and continuing criticisms of the plant’s height, the SLC spokesmen said the following alterations would be made to t...

Fuel-Tech NV announces order

25 August 2004, Published under Cement News

Fuel-Tech NV based in the US has announced four orders for NOxOUT projects totaling approximately US$2m. Two of the orders are for municipal solid waste incinerator facilities in Spain, while a third is for high-tech injectors for a cement kiln NOx reduction application in Korea. The last order is for the completion of a NOxOUT system on a large coal-fired utility boiler that was put on hold one year ago. The release of a second unit from this utility, which was also postponed at the same ti...