US: Dragon Products seeking changes to mercury emission limit

Maine based cement maker says it will not be emitting more mercury, but has asked state to allow it to conform with higher federal levels





Philippinese cement makers tout environmental gains

Firms have adopted total waste recycling for their operations




Suez Cement installs waste treatment plant in Egypt

Firm spent 5 mm euros for the facility in Katameya





Ambuja halts limestone mining in Himachal Pradesh

India based cement maker says this follows a notice from Environment Ministry





Cemex ties up with GM for co processing venture in Mexico

Cement maker uses waste from GM manufacturing process to produce cement





New green norms could put haze limits on Arizona plant

New restrictions could hit Clarkdale plant





Egypt halts Lafarge plan to use coke to fuel plants

Government says it needs to study plan before issuing decision





Spain hears complaints about waste disposal at cement plant

Citizens have filed complaint about permit for waste incineration at Portland Valderrivas plant





UltraTech unit rapped for pollution

SPCB issues show cause notice to cement plant in Arda village under Kirmira block





EPA proposes emission reductions in Arizona

EPA has targeted high emission facilities including a cement plant



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