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Tyre burn tests meet pollution standards

17 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Ash Grove Cement Co. could begin burning tyres for fuel by late next year, now that tests show the plant would continue to meet state and federal air pollution limits.  The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that results from trial burns showed significant decreases in some pollutants and insignificant increases in others.    DEQ spokesman Brian McManus said the department could not comment on whether it ultimately will grant Ash Grove a permit to burn tyres at its Lou...

Union Cites Ongoing violations and permit failures

12 October 2005, Published under Cement News

The United Steelworkers (USW) has taken the first step toward filing a civil lawsuit against Arizona Portland Cement (APC) and its parent companies, Taiheiyo Cement USA, Inc. and California Portland Cement.  The Union issued a notice of intent to file a citizen suit to enforce alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the cement plant in Rillito, Arizona.     The Union alleges that the Rillito facility has been in violation of state and federal permit requirements since 1998 when the compan...

Demolition of cement silos begins

12 October 2005, Published under Cement News

The US city of Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy celebrated the start of demolition of the first of three cement silo installations, making way for major redevelopment of miles of choice land along the riverfront. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was joined by government and business officials Tuesday as work began to demolish the former LaFarge Cement Co. silos south of the 1400 block of Atwater, just east of General Motors Corp’s headquarters at the Renaissance Center. Also to be razed ...

Holcim Apasco receives ISO 14001 environmental certificate

10 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Holcim Apasco, one of the largest cement makers in Mexico, has been awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate for replacing fossil fuels with garbage within its production process, corporate director of operations Filiberto Ruiz said, confirming press reports.  "This certificate affirms the quality of the company’s environmental management practices and it is something we have worked very hard to achieve," Ruiz told BNamericas.  The company has been recognized by the Internatio...

Cement plant accident-free since 1993; gets international safety certification

05 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) has achieved a record of 7,832 hours of plant operations without lost time accident (LTA) as of September 30 since the cement plant in San Fernando started operating in 1993. The company attributed this to its implementation of occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) which has undergone first stage audit by external auditors of Certification International (Philippines) for eventual certification to Occupational Health and Safety A...

TCEQ Approves TXI’s Permit Modification

30 September 2005, Published under Cement News

Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. announced today that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved a permit modification to adjust the usage of an air pollution device on one of the cement kilns at its Midlothian Cement Plant while allowing for increased production. At their regularly scheduled agenda meeting on September 28, the TCEQ’s Executive Director recommended the permit be approved after a settlement was reached between concerned local citizens. The participat...

Idaho department of environmental quality seeks Ash Grove comment

27 September 2005, Published under Cement News

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a proposed permit to construct and draft Tier I air quality operating permit for the Ash Grove Cement Co. facility in Inkom.  The company has applied for the permit to construct to install a vibratory feeder, conveyor and clinker elevator. The Tier I permit would consolidate all existing air permits and state and federal air quality requirements applicable to the facility into one document. Under the Tier I perm...

Holcim scraps plan to burn hazardous waste at new Nyergesujfalu plant

23 September 2005, Published under Cement News

Holcim, one of the world’s biggest cement makers, announced on Wednesday that it has scrapped plans to burn hazardous waste at its proposed new plant in the village of Nyergesujfalu (N Hungary), according to the edition of the economic daily Vilaggazdasag.    Environmental organizations and some local residents had opposed the construction of the proposed HUF 62bn Holcim plant in the Nyergesujfalu industrial park on the grounds that the company’s planned incineration of an annual 75,000t of ...

Last chance for Cemex to curb Rugby pollution

08 September 2005, Published under Cement News

Cemex last week received a final warning from government officials for pollution from its Rugby Cement plant. However, the Environment Agency (EA) gave the company the go-ahead to burn tyres as fuel at the site.  The EA issued the warning after Cemex turned a local stream white and kept quiet over dust emissions in incidents at the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005. Polluted water from its Rugby works last Christmas turned a stream white for several kilometres.  The EA said any furth...

Cement waste site decision due

07 September 2005, Published under Cement News

The factory can no longer dispose of waste at a disused quarry. A controversial scheme to dump waste in a new landfill site at a Flintshire cement works goes before councillors on Wednesday. The proposed landfill site on the Castle Cement land at Padeswood near Mold is currently in agricultural use. The company said it could no longer dispose of hazardous cement kiln dust (CKD) at an existing site. But AM Mark Isherwood said more time should be allowed for consultation with residents bef...