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Lehigh Hanson Union Bridge plant recognised in environmental awards

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Lehigh Hanson, Inc. and its Lehigh Cement Company Union Bridge plant have been recognised as part of the 2014 Cement Industry Energy & Environment Awards, presented during the PCA’s Fall Meeting in Chicago.

The cement company implemented a mercury reduction programme at its Union Bridge plant, which will not only help the plant meet the forthcoming NESHAP regulations, but also protects and enhances the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The plant reduced the amount of coal burned in the kiln and calciner last year by burning 57 000 t of dried biosolids, which are greenhouse gas neutral. The biomass project was proposed in 2012 and completed in 2013, when the plant managed to double the amount of fossil fuel avoided by burning biosolids in the preheater tower.

The award was co-sponsored by PCA and Cement Americas and honours those cement plants that exemplify the spirit of continuous environmental improvement and support this spirit with action. These plants go beyond government regulations and local laws to ensure that their processes contribute to making their communities better places to live and work. 

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