Cement News tagged under: Lehigh Southwest Cement

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USA: Cupertino plant under pressure to reduce noise

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The Lehigh Southwest Cupertino cement plant was noise tested for 25 days in October and only recorded one day with higher readings than expected. The results were shared during a city council meeting on 24 Jan. City staff presented the council with findings from a city noise monitoring study that was done continuously 3-28 Oct 2016, at two residential locations near the facility in California. The results did not sway many residents in attendance at the meeting, many of whom said more need...

USA: Cupertino plant agrees lawsuit settlement

01 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Hanson Permanente Cement Inc, owners of Lehigh Cupertino cement plant, has agreed to pay a US$2.55m penalty to settle a federal suit and install a US$5m wastewater treatment facility after dumping toxic wastes into a creek that feeds into San Francisco Bay. Lehigh’s cement plant and limestone quarry, located in unincorporated Santa Clara County west of Cupertino, had discharged on a daily basis millions of gallons of quarry process water and storm water polluted with excessive amounts of se...

USA: Tehachapi cement plant has one of nation's highest mercury emission levels

15 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated Lehigh Southwest Cement plant’s mercury emissions as the second highest in the USA. The Lehigh Tehachapi plant produced 872lb of mercury in 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory data – the most of any cement plant in California and the second highest among all cement plants in the United States. Over the years, the mercury emissions have been a particular source of concern and contention. Historica...

USA: Lehigh proposes land swap

14 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Under a proposal with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest around Lake Shasta could grow by about 246 acres. Lehigh Southwest Cement wants to swap about 78 acres of Forest Service land near its Mountain Gate plant for about 246 acres it owns near the McCloud arm of Lake Shasta. Jim Ellison, plant manager at Lehigh, said his company has been using the 78 acres for roads under permit from the forest service for power line access and other uses, he said.  He s...