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United States: Kosmos Cement plant suffers fatality

12 August 2016, Published under Cement News

A person has died after a workplace accident at the Cemex-owned Kosmos Cement plant in Louisville, Kentucky, USA Associated Press reports that local police attributed the accident to a mechanical failure in a pulley system. An investigation is currently underway and the victim has yet to be identified. In April, Kosmos Cement agreed to pay a US$400,000 after admitting negligence that led to the death of a contractor in February 2014.

United States: Cemex fined US$1.69m over air pollution

01 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has reached a deal with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the company will pay a US$1.69m fine and install pollution-control equipment in five of its American plants, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The company will also be required to carry out energy audits at its plants and spend a further US$150,000 on energy efficiency projects. Last week saw the EPA file a federal complaint concerning air pollution arising from Cemex’s operations in Knoxville, Louisvil...

USA: Cemex settles with EPA

28 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex and its affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, have reached a settlement deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged historical violations of the Clean Air Act at five cement plants in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. Cemex will invest around US$10m to cut emissions of harmful pollution. Emissions monitoring and reduction equipment will be installed at the five plants. Cemex will also pay US$1.69m in civil penalties, conduct energy audits and spend US$15...

Cemex seeks to enhance alternative fuels usage at Kosmos plant, USA

02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Kosmos Cement is seeking permission to add to the types of alternative fuels used at the plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The cement producer is looking to burn refuse-derived fuel (RDF), in addition to the scrap tyres it already burns at the cement plant as an alternative fuel to coal and petcoke, according to reports in the local press. The change 80,000tpa of material from local landfills, Sara Engdahl, director of communications for Cemex USA in Houston, told the Courier-Journal. ...

Cemex Kosmos seeks to increase alternative fuels usage

17 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Kosmos plant in Louisville, USA, is seeking permission to blend scrap plastic and wood to fuel its kiln, according to public officials. The company already has approval to burn scrap tyres for its cement production process. Cemex representatives said in a brief written statement that it was proposing to “safely replace up to 30 per cent of its kiln’s energy (and) heat demand” with waste-derived fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels including coal.” The statement said the process...