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Broceni cement factory’s category A pollution permit extended

23 May 2006, Published under Cement News

The State’s Environmental Bureau (SEB) has decided to extend Liepaja’s Regional Environmental Administration’s (LREA) issued category A pollution permit for "Cemex" Broceni cement factory. As reported earlier, the Environmental Protection Club (VAK) in March disputed the category A pollution permit issued by "LREA" to allow the Broceni cement factory to go from gas to coal burning. The club provided data that the burning of coal is poisonous to the environment. A representative from VAK, A...

Proposal for largest brownfield scheme

22 May 2006, Published under Cement News

A proposal for the largest brownfield scheme in Northern Ireland was submitted this week. The application for a 153ha scheme in Magheramorne, near Larne, was announced by Lafarge Cement UK last year. An adventure sports facility, an eco-friendly village, nature conservation areas, international film and television studios, a heritage railway line and a visitor centre are all planned. David Lock Associates is the planning consultant on the scheme.

Second Pollution claim against Giant

16 May 2006, Published under Cement News

The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced that the Union has issued a second notice of intent to sue letter to Giant Cement Company, Giant Resource Recovery and their parent company, Giant Cement Holding, Inc. The USW alleges the companies failed to report the release of certain chemicals into the environment in 2002 and 2003 as required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). "Our investigation of Giant’s environmental record, including review of the Risk...

Cement manufacturers benefiting from reclaimed waste

09 May 2006, Published under Cement News

Thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste is being harnessed to manufacture Australian cement in an initiative to clean up the image of one of the world’s biggest polluting industries.  Flammable industrial waste, including oils, pesticides and chemical by-products, are replacing fossil fuels in powering high-intensity kilns at one of the nation’s biggest cement manufacturers.   The process reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reclaiming waste that would otherwise go to landfill.    Geocycle, a...

Green Energy Benny Farm takes bronze

05 May 2006, Published under Cement News

The Green Energy Benny Farm project, developed by Montreal-based (l’Office de l’éclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) Pearl Poddubiuk et associés, Architects in partnership with the engineering firm of Martin Roy et Associés, won the Bronze prize at the global Holcim Awards in Bangkok, Thailand in late April. Last September, the team took home the Gold prize in the North American Holcim Awards, thereby qualifying for the global competition among the 15 best projects from around the world. This i...

Cemex plans sand and gravel operations

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

Cemex is moving forward on its sand and gravel mine planned in Soledad Canyon, California, even as Santa Clarita officials continue their US$6m fight against it.  Cemex expects to begin operating in the canyon in 2008 and could mine about 70Mt of sand and gravel over the next 20 years, with up to 600 trucks a day coming in and out.  "We fully expect to continue the planning process and start the operations within the next two years," said Susana Duarte, a Cemex spokeswoman.     In the first...

Vulcan appeal is set for May

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

An appeal on an emissions permit granted to a South Valley cement manufacturer will be heard next month.  The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board will hear an appeal to overturn its December decision to allow Vulcan Materials to operate a cement batch plant across the street from the Mountain View Community Center on Prosperity SE.    On Jan. 18, the Mountain View Neighborhood Association, South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Joaquin Altamirano, Julio Dom...

Governor attends Mountain Cement celebration

02 May 2006, Published under Cement News

To celebrate more than a hundred million dollars in future improvements to its facilities, Wyoming’s lone cement plant invited a number of Wyoming dignitaries to a barbeque Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Cement Company invited Gov Dave Freudenthal to its headquarters for a 20-minute walking tour of the cement-making process. According to Mountain Cement president Stuart Tomlinson, the company invited Freudenthal to show him the planned upgrades that the company has for its facilities. “We...

Cement pollution smothering Khasmir province

27 April 2006, Published under Cement News

The pollution caused by six vertical shaft cement factories in areas of Khunmoh Wuyan and Khrew Shar in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have made lives of people residing in these areas hell. Though time and again the factories were asked by the concerned authorities to install pollution control devices of prescribed standards, the order was never implemented. And if the villagers of Shar Khrew are to be believed, three more cement factories are going to be set up in the area soon for which...

Green Energy Benny Farm takes Bronze

26 April 2006, Published under Cement News

St. Lawrence Cement and L’OEUF (l’Office de l’eclectisme urbain et fonctionnel) - Pearl Poddubiuk et associes, Architects - in partnership with the firm of Martin Roy et Associes, are pleased to announce that the "Green Energy Benny Farm" project took the bronze prize at the global Holcim Awards yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand.    The "Green Energy Benny Farm" project, developed by Montreal-based L’OEUF, in partnership with the engineering firm of Martin Roy et Associes, took home the Gold p...