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USA: Orcem receives backlash over new plant

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Orcem America has said it wants to set up operations in Vallejo, California, opposite the Mare Island peninsula. Under Orcem’s proposal, slag would be brought in from Asia via the Mare Island Strait. Despite the project providing a guaranteed 30 well-paid jobs to an area of economic plight, the plans have not been met positively by locals, who have raised concerns over the pollution and disturbance a cement plant in the locality may cause. The planning commission is due to discuss the ...

US environmentalists to set out case against Orcem plant

16 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Environmental activists will today take their case against a proposed Orcem cement plant and marine terminal to the public, according to local media reports. The proposed project is to be built in Vallejo to the north of San Francisco and will consist of a 0.5Mta grinding plant producing cement from GBFS, to be expanded to 0.9Mta in subsequent phases. Opponents of the scheme have branded it an “environmental nightmare”, citing the impact of higher traffic volumes – one banner claimed u...

USA: Ecocem plans face local opposition

13 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a EUR45m (US$50m) grinding works in California have met with opposition from locals concerned about the environmental impact of the plant. Ecocem has filed an application with the City of Vallejo to repurpose a former flour milling site to a US$30m grinding plant which would make it the group’s first venture in the US. Under subsidiary Orcem California, the facility will include silos and truck/rail loading facilities. The project also includes the Val...