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Judge allows Lafarge Canada to cofire tyres at Brookfield plant

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A judge in Nova Scotia, Canada, has rejected a bid to prevent the burning of whole tyres at Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield cement plant. The project has been approved by the provincial environment minister last year but opponents had launched a legal bid to block the decision.

The minister’s decision “easily passes muster”, wrote Justice James Chipman of the Noval Scotia Supreme Court. As a result, there is “no support” for overturning the project approval.

“We are pleased that we are now able to proceed with our one-year pilot demonstration and we believe that's the best way to answer any remaining questions by all of our stakeholders,” a Lafarge Canada spokesperson told World Cement.

“This demonstration will allow us to confirm at full scale the excellent environmental results obtained in the Dalhousie laboratories. Based on the research and results available to us, we can expect a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for every tonne of coal replaced and a 15% reduction in NOX emissions.”

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