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Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

Dec 16, 2015

Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

A worker at a cement plant in Iowa died after he was struck by a boom. According to Quad Cities Online, the man was at the cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa owned by Continental Cement Company on Tuesday when the accident occurred. He was ...

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Seven Cemex USA plants were recognized for their conservation efforts

Nov 23, 2015

Seven Cemex USA plants were recognized for their conservation efforts

Seven Cemex USA plants from across the country were recognized recently for their efforts in environmental conservation. According to Cemex USA, the Wildlife Habitat Council awarded the Conservation Certification to Cemex cement plants in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. ...

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Virginia cement plant getting fined up to $10,000 per day for dust pollution

Nov 04, 2015

A cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is under fire from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection after inspectors found the operation was sending out an excessive amount of dust. According to the Herald-Mail Media, the Essroc-owned cement plant got ...

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Lafarge NA celebrates 50 years at the Brookfield Cement Plant with video honoring the operation

Oct 13, 2015

Lafarge NA celebrates 50 years at the Brookfield Cement Plant with video honoring the operation

Lafarge Canada just celebrated the 50-year mark of the Brookfield Cement Plant in Canada, and released a short video on YouTube remembering the plant's history and honoring its contributions. Lafarge North America announced the anniversary celebration in a press release and said more ...

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A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

Aug 03, 2015

A truck driver died at a cement plant in Missouri

A truck driver at a cement plant in Missouri died earlier this year after he fell from the cab of his truck. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 59-year-old was climbing into his truck at Lone Star Quarry and ...

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Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

May 05, 2015

Cupertino cement plant to pay $7.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

Lehigh Southwest Cement & Hanson Permanente Cement will pay out $7.5 million after a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced April 29 that the company agreed to settle over charges that its cement plant near Cupertino, California, dumped toxic ...

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Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

Jul 24, 2013

Lafarge agrees to fund $1.5 million in environmental projects as part of Clean Air Act

  Lafarge North America has formed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and New York State in which Lafarge will fund $1.5 million in projects to reduce air pollution near its Ravena, New ...

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Holcim’s Holly Hill cement plant garners recognition

Jan 17, 2013

Holcim US Inc.'s Holly Hill cement plant is in the final four among the small manufacturers category of the 2013 Silver Crescent Awards for Manufacturing Excellence, the Times and Democrat reports. The Silver Crescent Award is touted as the most prestigious ...

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See you at the Forum

Jul 01, 2012

A gathering of geologists, planners, aggregate operators, and others sparks interesting dialogue on geology and mining.     I recently attended the 48th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, hosted by the Arizona Geological Survey. This has always been one of my ...

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Rock Law

Apr 01, 2011

The Hex Chrom HEX It’s in the news and top-of-mind in many regulatory agencies, so assess your risks related to hexavalent chromium. by John McGahren, Mark Savit, and Ora Sheinson Hexavalent chromium (hex chrom) is in the news and on the front line ...

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