cement plants

Although it was first published last July, news of a new Spanish epidemiological study of residents living in proximity to cement plants has just now reached us.  Done by the the same researchers responsible for a 2012 study that found statistically significant increases in all cancers around waste incineration and auto scrap metal operation, this […]

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TCEQ Public Hearing on the new DFW Anti-Smog Plan Thursday, January 15th  6:30 pm Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Over the last two decades, we've seen some pretty lame DFW clean air plans produced by the state, but the newest one, scheduled for a public hearing a week from now, may be the most […]

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Seventeen years and counting – that's how long Downwinders at Risk has been fighting to get the EPA to modernize their rules for waste-burning cement plants. And we're not giving up. On Wednesday, a national coalition of environmental and community groups that included Downwinders at Risk asked a federal court to stay a decision by […]

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We missed this the first time around, so we're glad that "Living on Earth" caught it again. A group of scientists, including marine biologist Chelsea Rochman, recently signed an article in the magazine Nature that called for classifying plastic as a hazardous waste. What's the rationale? It turns out to be pretty solid and based […]

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It was inevitable. Like chocolate and peanut butter. Like rats and the plague. Two notoriously polluting industries find solace in each other's ability to scratch each other's dirty, irritating itches. Cement plants are always looking for ways to get paid to burn other people's garbage. It takes a lot of energy to fire a 20-foot […]

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Here's some information the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce probably won't be linking to at their website. A national research team that includes personnel from The National Cancer Institute, Colorado Sate University, the University of Washington, and the Mayo Clinic has concluded that homes within one to three miles of cement plants contain house dust that […]

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