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Ontario cement plant receives environmental award

Bath, ON -- Lafarge Canada Inc. recently received an award to recognize the environmental programs at its cement pl...


Environment

August 28, 2006
By MRO Magazine

Bath, ON — Lafarge Canada Inc. recently received an award to recognize the environmental programs at its cement plant in Bath, Ont, reports HazMat Magazine.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) bestowed the 2005 Land Stewardship Award on the plant in recognition of environmental activities undertaken, including continuous environmental improvements to the facility, a wildlife habitat, and the planting of 26,000 new trees on the property.

According to plant manager Michael Klenk, the plant recycles more than two million tonnes of raw materials annually and is committed to integrating many sustainable initiatives into its operations, including an alternative fuels project.

Among the judges of the award were representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Wildlife Fund. The plant was also a runner-up for the Overall Environmental Excellence Award.

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For more information, visit www.lafarge-na.com.