Air Quality Concerns

In The News
Dust in the Wind...
Cement plant north of Boulder faces state penalties, federal inspectors and the wrath of a whistleblower

more photographs...
1/2006, Activist wants upsets to count -- Denver man calls on EPA to cut air pollution in state
12/2005, Upset over Cemex plant -- Facility ranks No. 6 for production "upsets" that violate emissions standards
12/2005, Cemex statement
12/2005, More detailed reports sought -- Board of Health wants pollutant, temperature data from Cemex
11/2006, Study: Park obscured by pollutants Power plants hurt visibility at RMNP
10/2005, Allegations dog Cemex again -- Board of Health members want state to investigate plant
10/2005, Cement Plant Causing Health Concerns For Neighbors -- An inspector cited Cemex for violating pollution control measures 72,000 times last year
2005, Dust unsettling 2/2004, CEMEX Fined $280,000
3/2004 Lyons residents may breathe easier 3/2004 Lyons pushes plan to monitor Cemex plant (Letter to Editor)
2/2004 Dust Settles (Letter to Editor)
7/2002 Burnin'Rubber (Letters to Editor) Dust in the Wind (Letters to Editor)


Public Notice Cemex application to build and operate a railcar unloading and handling system... (Letters to Editor)

Colorado State Enforcement Actions
September/2005 CEMEX Notice of Violation
"... 21. CEMEX failed to operate the Plant in a manner consistent with good air pollution control practices, in violation of Section II, Conditions 24.4.1 of Permit No. 95OPBO0852..."
February/2004 CEMEX Fined $280,000
February/2004 Compliance Order from State of Colorado
  • Plant Inspection October,2002...
  • Task Force Dissolves...
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - CU Student Research... (-- Draft Review by Richard Cargill...)
  • Correspondence from Richard Cargill, Executive Director of the Watchdogs...
  • Chronology, Toes To The Fire...
  • Can We Trust?
  • October, 2005 The Cemex Way "...the implementation of the 'Cemex way'..."
  • Catostrophic Failure at Lyons-CEMEX, April 2004
  • March 1998, CEMEX charged with Fraud
  • Board of Health, CEMEX Not Using Truck Wash
  • Legacy Burden of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division...
  • History of Land Transactions between the Cement Plant and Boulder County, including Longmont
  • Southdown/CEMEX in other communities...
  • CEMEX dumping legacy...
  • Cement vs Democracy...
  • Interview with CEMEX USA President...
  • EPA Loophole...
  • Other
    November, 2005 Public Comment Period for Railcar Unloading and Handling System Cemex application to build and operate a railcar unloading and handling system to handle imported cement...
    November, 2005 Truck Wash Concerns A letter to the Boulder County Board of Health from Richard Cargill
    Colo. facilities under haze inquiry
    April 2004, Boulder County on EPA Bad Air List...
    YOUR INPUT IS CRUCIAL
    Boulder County Telephone HOTLINE to the Health Department...
    Boulder County Commissioners...
    Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Health Department...
    Email CEMEX Plant Manager, John Lohr - JohnLohr@cs.com
    Graham Billingsley, Director, Land Use Department...
    Board of Adjustment...
    Longmont... Boulder...
    Lyons... Louisville...

    Letters to the Editor

    Local newspapers...
    General Dust Containment Solutions...
    Our History...
    Richard Cargill, Executive Director...
    Fact Sheet...
    Northern Boulder County Environmental Health Community Task Force - January, 1999...
  • NACo Recognition...


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