Saturday, July 13, 2013

Of Interest

Those who lived through the protracted battle against St. Lawrence Cement (now Holcim) which came to a successful end in 2005 remember how the SLC plant in Hagerstown, Maryland, was often held up as a brilliant example of a cement plant existing in peaceful proximity to other kinds of development. (I recall an SLC spokeswoman telling of enjoying a latte at a gourmet cafe in the shadow of the plant.) Apropos this, The Valley Alliance reports today that the Holcim plant in Hagerstown has been fined $700,000 for environmental violations.

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