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LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   LafargeHolcim stands by its position that the Mabini plant should be allowed to operate. It adheres to...

Protesters close gates to Shalimar Cement

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Local residents staged a sit-in outside Shalimar Cement Industry, claiming environmental pollution caused by the industry at Jitpur-Simara sub-metropolis in Bara of Nepal. Protested were incensed after the authorities ignored frequent request to control pollution caused by the industry. Local protesters closed the main gate of the cement factory in protest. Ward No 3 chair Jagannath Ghimire said locals had staged the sit-in protest to pressure the industry owners after the industry went ba...

Aceh's coastline damaged by PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia's coal spill

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia, (LafargeHolcim) is likely to face a hefty environmental clear up bill after a barge spilt 700t of coal off the Sumatra coast, polluting beaches, damaging coral and impacting marine life. The incident occurred on July 30, when the barge, reportedly carrying coal to the Aceh cement factory,  was hit by high waves just 100m (330ft) off Lampuuk Beach in Aceh Besar district, on the northern tip of Sumatra.

"The coal spill has damaged corals, affected the marine life...

South Korea to impose stricter air pollution levels

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The South Korean government has tightened emission standards for air pollutants of fine-dust producing businesses such as coal-fired power plants, cement factories and steelmaking facilities. The Ministry of Environment announced Wednesday that it will cut the permissible limits for nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxides and fine dust to PM 2.5, particulate matter (PM) with a diameter of less than 2.5μm, for 31 facilities engaging in coal-fired power generation, steelmaking, oil refining and cemen...

Clinker transport causes pollution in Fiji

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has been accused of clinker dust pollution by local residents in the settlement of Kalekana, in Fiji. Clinker is transported daily by truck to its factory and conditions are becoming intolerable for local residents outside Lami. General manager of Pacific Cement Ltd, Sowani Tuidrola confirmed the clinker belonged to PCL, but the transportation of the product was the responsibility of Williams & Gosling Ltd, which itself is contracted by MY Transport Co Ltd. Aiyub...

Cement plant accused of using journalists to improve image

28 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A cement plant is alleged to have used images of visiting journalists in promotional material, apparently in an attempt to bolster its public image, according to the Myanmar Times. A billboard was placed outside Mawlamyine Cement Ltd's factory featuring an image of the journalists with the caption, ‘The local reporters are visiting our company as observers’. Although monthly environmental impact assessment reports are submitted by the local government, three protests have been staged ...

Nevada Cement Co to reduce emissions, upgrade pollution controls

15 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with the Nevada Cement Company to install new air pollution control technology at its Nevada facility and replace a heavy-duty diesel truck and a diesel railcar mover at the facility with clean emissions vehicles. Today’s agreement improves Nevada Cement’s compliance with federal clean air laws and resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The upgrade will reduce NOx emissions by approximately 1140tpa. “This settlement w...

Tanzania: Moshi plant ordered to halt operations on pollution concerns

29 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Moshi cement factory has been ordered to halt operations over environmental pollution concerns, with the Tanzanian government demanding the implementation of the National Environment Management Council’s (NEMC’s) recommendations. January Makamba, minister of state in the Vice President’s office, Union and Environment, ordered the immediate closure of the factory, stating: "This factory should from effective today halt operations pending implementation of NEMC recommendations on environment...

Fiji: Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement sued over clinker shipments

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fiji Fish Marketing Group is suing Pacific Cement, Tengy Cement and a third company, citing damage caused by the offloading of clinker in Lami, the Fiji Times reports. The Fish Marketing Group claims that the clinker has caused damage to its property and presents a risk to human health, adding that it has been forced to close its factory during the offloading process. The hearing began this week, but has been adjourned until Monday (20 March) pending the filing of more documentatio...

UK: cement plants in Olympic park?

12 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to construct four cement and concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have caused outrage among local residents. If the plans are to go through, more than 900 HGV movements would go in and out of the site daily. Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition objecting the plans, which have been put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The main concerns of those signing the petition centre around increased traffic, noise and deterioration o...