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After a rwater slag mill pricesound of publicity and public outcry in 2006 over mercury contamination from the plant, Lehigh emission rates for the deadly chemical plummeted. But now, the mercury emissions have spiked back up to some of Construction Waste Recycling Line the highest in the nation.The Lehigh Tehachapi plant produced 872 pounds of mercury in 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Release Inventory data ?the most of any cement plant in California and the second-highest among all cement plants in the United States. In 2007, mercury emissions had dropped to 144 pounds, and then began climbing again.

Andy Oare, vice president for regulatory affairs at the Portland Cement Association, which represents cement plants that use the ortland?method of cooking limestone in kilns, said the regulations could cripple small towns across the country that rely on cement plants to provide local, well-paying jobs. For Lehigh Tehachapi plant, which employs about 100 people, controlling mercury emissions ill be one of the primary challenges we have,?said Tom Chizmadia, a spokesman for the cement company based in Texas.

The Obama administration and EPA have promised to impose strict limits on some of the most harmful pollutants emitted from cement plants, like mercury, hydrogen clouds, toxic organic pollution, arsenic and hexavalent chromium ?the pollutant made famous in the 2000 movie rin Brockovich.im Pew, a lawyer with the environmental group Earthjustice, said the move by the EPA is long overdue. These plants were supposed to be in compliance over a decade ago,?Pew said. hey have so successfully played the system that they have avoided these standards for Soapstone rock crusher years.Under the new rules, which are scheduled to begin in September 2013, plants will be banned from emitting more than 55 pounds of mercury per million tons of cement produced. The cement industry said complying with the regulations could cost as much as $3.4...


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