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Dragon Cement receives historic designation

31 May 2005, Published under Cement News

The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has designated the Dragon Cement plant and quarry as a State Significant Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. A dedication plaque was presented to the company at ASCE’s annual meeting in Rockport on May 25. Dragon joins other Maine landmarks with the designation, including Cribstone Bridge to Bailey Island, the Waldo/Hancock Bridge, the Poland Spring House, Portland Head Light and the Maine Turnpike. In addition, Dragon will ...

EU orders cut in Italy pollution allowances

31 May 2005, Published under Cement News

European Union regulators on Wednesday ordered a nine per cent reduction in air pollution allowed by permits that Italy is giving industry, seeking to ensure companies buy some allowances as the EU emissions-trading market nears completion.   Italy must cut carbon-dioxide allowances to 232.5Mt a year on average from 255.5Mt to become the 24th nation in the EU trading system for energy and manufacturing companies, the European Commission said. The ruling on Italy’s plan leaves only Greece wit...

St Marys Cement clean-air violations

27 May 2005, Published under Cement News

US Environmental Protection  Agency Region 5 has cited St Marys Cement Inc (the Dixon Plant)  for alleged clean-air violations at the company’s portland cement  plant at 1914 White Oak Lane, Dixon, Ill. EPA alleges that the Dixon Plant modified its cement kilns without  getting a state permit that would require controls to prevent deterioration  of air quality. In addition, EPA alleges the plant violated state nitrogen oxide  emissions rules by operating one of its kilns without installing  ...

Taiheiyo Cement increases waste burn

25 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (5233) has decided to turn a cement manufacturing subsidiary into a company specializing in processing industrial waste. The major cement firm has been facing pressure to change its production structure because of declining cement demand. This latest move will enable it to keep plants open by using them for new operations. In fiscal 2006, the subsidiary is expected to be transformed into a firm focusing on processing industrial waste into materials and fuel for ceme...

Ecocem announces higher sales

19 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s independent Ecocem, announced today that the use of its GGBS product will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions well in excess of 150,000t during 2005. The Irish company which operates a €10m manufacturing facility in Dublin Port said today that it is now on a high growth curve with sales of GGBS cement expected to at least quadruple 2004 volumes. Ecocem said use of Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) cement will also result in cost savings of several million euro per annum wh...

Erin Brockovich to launch probe

18 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Legal investigator Erin Brockovich is considering suing industrial plants in Ellis County, Texas.  The area, on the southern part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro region, contains numerous steel and power plants along with cement kilns. Brockovich and a team of lawyers plan to hold a meeting next month in Midlothian to discuss whether industrial pollution in Ellis County has harmed public health.  Last year, Virginia-based Environ International released a report finding that Ellis County p...

Hazardous waste bill clears House, Senate

17 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Passage of the hazardous waste bill by the Missouri Legislature didn’t create the stir that the new school funding formula did, but its impact will be felt in Northeast Missouri It is estimated that Continental Cement will realise a savings of approximately $1.2m per year under the new legislation.  "BASF and Continental provide great economic opportunities for our region," said Cauthorn. "They offer jobs to hard-working Missourians and their products should be made and sold right here in...

Cement plant cited 32 times

17 May 2005, Published under Cement News

The Texas Industries Inc cement plant was cited 32 times in less than 18 months by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.The violations occurred between April 2003 and July and resulted in a $75,000 fine and a promise from TXI to build a new cement construction of a new cement plant. TXI will also pay $111,166.15 annually for five years or until a new plant is built, whichever happens first. Most of the violations were for air quality measures. "It’s just an old plant," said E...

Hong Kong waste solution

10 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Millions of tonnes of recyclable inert construction and demolition waste piled up in the territory’s landfills, should be put to use in the mainland for reclamation and road works, some building trade experts said. "This is creating a big problem for the construction industry,’’ said Thomas Tang, environmental consultant and senior advisor to the Business Environment Council. "The waste is accumulating and will become unusable.’’ Construction and demolition waste, which accounted for 38 p...

Greenhouse gases buried at sea

10 May 2005, Published under Cement News

Scientists at BP are working with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on plans to bury millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the bed of the North Sea. The aim? To try to reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere which lead to global warming. The capture and storage of CO2, or carbon sequestration, is not new but the Miller project would be Britain’s first. Under the scheme, carbon dioxide emitted by power stations would be liqu...