ČESTIT BOŽIĆ STANOVNICIMA MAJDANA i OKOLICE želi CEMEX..
...SNIMLJENO 21. 12. 2007. OKO 21h..
"Velikim investicijama u proizvodni proces postigli smo tri naša glavna cilja: rentabilnu proizvodnju cementa visoke kvalitete, ispunjavanje propisa zaštite okoliša te uspostavljanje prijateljskog okruženja u našem susjedstvu.
Kao dokaz kvalitete susatva i proizvoda sve tri tvornice su certificirane sukladno normi ISO 9001:2000, a kao dokaz brige i ulaganja u zaštitu okoliša tvornice Sv. Juraj i Sv. Kajo s pripadajućim rudnikom od lipnja 2004. su nositelj certifikata ISO 14001:1996.
Cemex/Dalmacijacement podupire odgoj i obrazovanje za okoliš-kumstom u kaštelanskim i solinskim osmoljetkama u međunarodnom projektu Eko škola..
CEMEX želi biti odgovoran društveni partner razvijajući uzajamno korisne odnose sa svojim kupcima, zaposlenicima, dobavljačima i lokalnom zajednicom.Naše je poslovanje usklađeno s najvišim etičkim standardima, uz poštivanje svih zakonskih propisa."
promidžbene publikacije cemexa/dalmacijacement 2007.
Petak, 26 Listopad 2007.
i kemicarka dr. Jadranka Tocilj ustvrdila je da velik broj djece na
podrucju Splita, Vranjica i okolnih mjesta ima i do 30 posto smanjen
U MIRU SA SUSJEDIMA
globalno poslovanje temelji se na načelima održivosti kako se ne bismo
plašili za ono što ostavljamo našoj djeci, nego, naprotiv, želimo da
nas se sjećaju po onome što smo za njih stvorili. Ista načela poslovanja
CEMEX poštuje i uvodi i u Hrvatskoj.
SE DIŠE //"
For Immediate Release July 27, 2006
Report highlights cement industry's toxic toll
Findings support call for assessment of Ontario Lafarge proposal
TORONTO The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) released its
annual Taking Stock report today, chronicling the release of millions of tonnes of toxic chemicals in
North America each year. This year's report highlights the environmental impact of North America's
cement manufacturing industry, an industry that releases 5% of global man-made carbon dioxide
emissions and vast quantities of toxic substances such as mercury and dioxins. The report outlines
serious concerns regarding lax regulation and reporting issues among Canada's cement facilities.
"The CEC's report contrasts the regulatory frameworks in the US and Mexico, where there are strict
legal emission limits for air contaminants from cement kilns, and Canada, which has no enforceable
national standards," said Sierra Legal Senior Scientists Dr. Elaine MacDonald. "This lax regulation of
one of the country's largest polluting industries is truly appalling."
The CEC's comparison of pollutant reporting from cement plants in Canada and the US also highlights
strange inconsistencies raising concerns of unchecked underreporting in Canada. American cement
plants reported on a total of 79 pollutants while Canadian facilities reported on only 25. Furthermore,
American cement plants are reporting more pollution overall than Canadian plants, 13 times more, even
though cement plants in both countries are largely owned and operated by the same multinationals.
The report comes as cement manufacturers in several jurisdictions are proposing the burning of
'alternative fuels' such as tires, municipal waste and plastics in addition to traditional fuels such as coal
in their cement kilns to cut fuel costs and raise revenues from waste tipping fees. The move may offer
some minor reductions in greenhouse gas emissions but the 'trade off' will be increases in toxic air
contaminants leading to serious damage to the local environment and public health.
"Heres a global industry transforming itself into a major player in the hazardous waste trade. Are we
going to stand by and let them use Canada as a pollution haven through inadequate regulation and
reporting? Its time for Environment Canada to aggressively regulate the 16 cement facilities here,"
said Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada. "
Concerns regarding the use of alternative fuels at cement kilns have been raised in Ontario over a
proposal to burn massive amounts of tires, trash, plastics and animal rendering waste in Lafarge
Canada's antiquated cement kiln in the community of Bath. On behalf of the Loyalist Environmental
Coalition, in March, Sierra Legal Defence Fund filed a formal request with Ontario's Ministry of the
Environment for an independent and public environmental assessment of Lafarge's proposal.
"The CEC's findings clearly support our argument that the Lafarge Bath proposal needs a full
environmental assessment," said Martin Hauschild of the Loyalist Environmental Coalition. "The lack
of National emission standards, under-reporting of emissions, increased toxic emissions with alternative
fuel use and alarmingly weak regulatory oversight, are not glowing endorsements of the status quo. The
proposal by Lafarge to burn a range of wastes from municipal wastes to animal renderings to tires, sets a
major precedent in Canada and an environmental assessment is a matter of urgent public policy.
Governments at all levels must show leadership on this important issue."
For further information please contact:
Sierra Legal Defence Fund Dr. Elaine MacDonald, Senior Staff Scientist (416) 368-7533 ext. 27
Friends of the Earth Beatrice Olivastri, Chief Executive Officer (613) 241-0085 ext. 26
Loyalist Environmental Coalition, Martin Hauschild, President (613) 296-4355
i kemicarka dr. Jadranka Tocilj ustvrdila je da velik broj djece na podrucju
Splita, Vranjica i okolnih mjesta ima i do 30 posto smanjen kapacitet pluca.
Ministar zdravstva dr. Neven Ljubicic u pismu je upozorava da ne uznemiruje javnost.
|_naš susjed cemex / colorado, usa|
|_Cemex "dijeli donacije" i u SADu (fotografija iz Majdana 2005.!?)|
More and more destruction, out of sight and out of mind
Since PETER HYLANDS wrote the article you have just read there has been even more destruction of the Burrup rock art, including the Cemex incident.
TOM ARUP writes in the Melbourne Age May 4, 2009
GLOBAL cement company Cemex (founded in Mexico in 1906) is facing prosecution for allegedly destroying heritage-protected indigenous rock art in northern Western Australia.
Late last year rock blasting and bulldozing at the Nickol Bay quarry on the culturally significant Burrup Peninsula extended into a heritage-protected zone known to contain rock engravings up to 10,000 years old.
Under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, companies can face up to $5 million in fines and individual managers seven years in jail for such a breach.
What actually happened? What of governance standards in Australia?
ROBIN CHAPPLE says:
"The decision to fine cement company Cemex $280,000 over its destruction of ancient Indigenous rock art on the Burrup Peninsula is a pathetic one.
ROBIN CHAPPLE said his reaction to the destruction, which occurred when blasting and bulldozing at Nickol Bay Quarry extended into a recognised heritage zone, went "beyond outrage" and said the maximum penalties should have been applied.
Cemex's negligence and obvious disregard for cultural heritage has resulted in the obliteration of ten thousand year-old art that is of incalculable significance to the traditional owners of the Burrup and to humanity at large.
Not only did Cemex allow this desecration to occur, it actively tried to deny its occurrence. It is incredible that the maximum penalties were not imposed in this case - the value of the art was beyond calculation, but it is certainly worth more than the pathetic fine imposed today.
The fine issued to Cemex is worse than insignificant; it is virtually an incitement for contractors to ignore heritage protection zones in the future. The attitude of both the Federal and State governments towards heritage protection in the Burrup and elsewhere, was partly to blame for the initial desecration of the rock art.
Both State and Commonwealth agencies were initially very lax in prosecuting this matter. I think this reflects a wider attitude in
The rock art on the Burrup is older than the Pyramids and is another Uluru in terms of cultural significance. In fact the entire peninsula meets the official criteria for World Heritage listing. We have just seen very clearly that neither governments nor a major regional contractor give a damn about one of the most precious heritage areas on the planet".
State fines CEMEX $280,000
By Trevor Hughes
LYONS - State regulators have slapped CEMEX with a $280,000 fine after inspectors found multiple clean-air violations at the cement plant, including a nonexistent system for controlling dust.
In the 16-page consent decree signed by the state health department and CEMEX managers and released Monday, the company agreed to pay the fines but did not admit to wrongdoing. The company also denied anyone was hurt by any of its actions.
"It's pocket change to them, and yet they still refuse to accept any responsibility," said Lou Dobbs of the Environmental Justice Project, a group of local residents skeptical of CEMEX. "Until they can admit their wrongdoing, the trust in the community will remain at a low ebb."
Dobbs lives across the street from the 2,500-acre CEMEX plant.
In addition to a $132,300 fine, the company must launch a $150,000 "supplemental environmental project" to develop stronger environmental and public health protections at the plant on Colo. Highway 66.
As part of that effort, CEMEX must tell people it violated air-quality laws.
"The report is just the beginning," said Richard Cargill, executive director of the St. Vrain Valley Watchdogs, a group formed to monitor CEMEX. "It's the beginning of seeking solutions that go beyond compliance - to have a clean plant because you want to be a good neighbor."
Cargill's group, along with the Sierra Club and local residents, are fighting CEMEX's plans to burn used tires in its kiln.
CEMEX blasts limestone from a quarry on the north side of Colo. 66, trucks it across the road, then heats it in a kiln to make cement.
The groups say CEMEX cannot be trusted to burn tires cleanly if it cannot reliably follow state clean-air rules.
The state report said CEMEX, among other findings, failed to adequately control dust leaking from its A-frame storage building, lied about the pollution-control equipment on the A-frame, failed to control dust on access roads, and failed to calculate how much dust was escaping the site. All are requirements of the plant's existing permits.
The biggest violation appears to center on the A-frame storage building, a large structure the company uses to store limestone needed for making cement.
According to the state, CEMEX said it used a "baghouse" - an attached room filled with filtering bags - to control dust coming from the building.
"From April 2001 through August 2003, CEMEX operated the plant's A-frame without the required baghouse," the report said. "On or about June 20, 2003, CEMEX filed an air pollution emission notice ... (and) identified a baghouse ... as the pollution control equipment. ... There was no baghouse on the A-frame transfer point, and had not been such a baghouse for at least two years."
CEMEX shut down the A-frame in August under state order and has not reopened it. But that is also causing problems. Under state regulations, the plant can handle only 180,000 tons of "clinker" or cooked limestone material, outside.
The plant is approaching that level now, the state said. Once CEMEX exceeds that limit, it will be fined $10,000 per month for the rest of the year.
CEMEX plant manager John Lohr did not return a phone call Monday.