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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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