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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...