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Fujairah factory operations suspended for environmental violations

18 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has ordered the suspension of operations at a cement factory in Fujairah for one month due to violations of Cabinet Resolution No 24 (2011) for environmental protection, according to reports by Gulf News. “The ministry is strictly implementing laws and regulations that promote environmental protection and sustainability, a press release issued by the ministry said on Tuesday. The MoEW regularly conducts inspections in collaboration with l...

Cimentos de Mocambique to improve air pollution control

12 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has signed a contract for the manufacture and installation of a filter to reduce the emissions from its cement factory in the southern city of Matola. The filter will be made by American company AAF and will be installed next year. According to CM spokesperson Sergio Bandeira, "protecting the environment and the health and well-being of the residents of Matola and the surrounding area was one of the first points on the agenda of the new management of the factory. We ...

Andhra Pradesh orders plant closure, India

29 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has ordered the closure of India Cements Ltd factory at Yerraguntla for non-compliance of regulatory standards, resulting in the pollution of surrounding areas. It has also initiated action against four other factories in the district citing the same grounds. The closure order was issued in the interest of protecting public health and environment, in accordance with a decision taken at a hearing conducted by APPCB on 5 August 2013. The ICL...

Nurturing today, for tomorrow

07 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Binani Cement‘s sustainability initiatives have always been a part of the company’s culture and business, and its tagline “For generations to come” reflects a commitment to nurturing the present and protecting the future. By P Acharya, Binani Cement, India. Binani’s 4.8Mta cement plant at Binanigram, Rajasthan, India, has introduced various measures to improve its sustainability track record Binani Cement Ltd (BCL) is the flagship subsidiary of Binani Industries Ltd (BIL), pa...

Torah Cement inaugurates environmental projects, Egypt

14 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy inaugurated on Tuesday environmental initiatives by Torah Cement. The cement producer has invested US$24m to replace electrostatic filters with fabric ones, according to reports by AllAfrica press. The project will reduce pollution from the factory based in Helwan.

Taiwan Cement and Asia Cement to upgrade environmental equipment in China

26 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Anticipating stricter environmental regulations for cement producers in China, Taiwan Cement Co plans to invest TWD700m (US$23.8m) to upgrade its NOx and SOx abatement equipment, while Asia Cement is considering the same step.  Taiwan Cement International Holdings Ltd. has started installing new equipment in its Chongqing plant, aiming to decrease NOx emissions by 60 per cent, with the same works ongoing at the plants in Guizhou and other areas. According to an industry insider says th...

Eight Pakistan factories issued with environmental notices

06 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Environment Protection Department (EPD) has issued notices to eight cement factories across the Punjab over the last week for failing to install devices to mitigate dust pollution levels. The notices were issued under Section 12 and Section 16 of the Punjab Environment Protection Act 2012. The notices were issued after a month-long survey, initiated after three cement factories in Chakwal – DG Khan Cements, Bestway Cements and Pakistan Cements – were found not using the electrostatic p...

Holcim (US) agrees to pay Clean Water Act Penalty, USA

13 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a Combined Complaint and Consent Agreement (CCCA) with Holcim (US), Inc in response to alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its limestone and silica quarry and Portland cement plant located in Florence, Fremont County, Colorado. EPA alleges that Holcim had unauthorised ground water discharges at the facility, failed to comply with sampling requirements, failed to comply with inspection requirements, and failed to develop an a...

UAE producers told to assess environmental impact

10 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement producers operating in the UAE have been instructed to assess the environmental impact of operations by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water. The order issued on Monday is aimed at streamlining the activities of cement plants nationwide. It orders the factories to plant trees to cover at least five per cent of the external borders and form a green belt around the plant.  "Cement factories should monitor and follow up health and safety activities related t...

EPA calls for clearer visibility in Montana region, USA

26 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that two cement plants in the Montana area need to invest in measures to improve visibility in wilderness areas and national parks. The EPA says upgrades are needed at Ash Grove’s cement plant near Montana City and Holcim’s cement plant near Three Forks as well as the Colstrip power plant. The three plants would need to spend a combined estimated US$90m on the required improvements. The agency says the proposal would clear the air i...