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Rules Tightened on Cupertino Cement Plant, a Big Source of Bay Area Mercury Pollution

September 19, 2012 | 1:14 pm

Rules Tightened on Cupertino Cement Plant, a Big Source of Bay Area Mercury Pollution

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District voted unanimously on Wednesday to tighten regulations on the Lehigh Permanente cement plant in Cupertino. The new rules, will cut the plant’s mercury emissions by 90% by 2013, according to BAAQMD engineers. Currently the plant emits more mercury into the Bay Area air than any other facility. BAAQMD […]

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More Regulation Considered For Bay Area’s Biggest Mercury Polluter, Which Is…

September 18, 2012 | 5:02 pm

More Regulation Considered For Bay Area’s Biggest Mercury Polluter, Which Is…

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Quick, what’s the biggest single source of mercury pollution in the Bay Area? If you guessed something like the Chevron facility that caught fire in Richmond last month, you’d be wrong. It turns out that Lehigh Permanente, a Cupertino company that mines lime and uses it to make cement, put about 260 pounds of mercury […]

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June 8, 2011 | 9:58 am

Video: Steve Jobs, at Cupertino City Council, Unveils Design for Circular Apple Building

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Fresh off his keynote at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs followed up with an appearance last night before the Cupertino City Council, announcing plans for what the Cupertino Courier calls “a spaceshiplike circular building” that will hold 12,000 workers. AllThingsD has dubbed it “iSpaceship.” Lo and behold, Jobs’ entire presentation is available on […]

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