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Hima to trap cement dust at Kasese plant
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2014
Hima to trap cement dust at Kasese plant
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By Vision reporter

Hima Cement installed a $3.2m (sh8b) bag filter technology to trap cement dust at Kasese plant after public outcry that the company was polluting the air.


The dust would escape because an electronic precipitator broke down in 2011 as a result of power fluctuations. Daniel Pettersson, the Hima Cement general manager said at a media breakfast at the Serena Hotel that the new dust filter was installed in April last year and a tour of the facilities was organised to area residents in June 2013.

Hima cement produces up to 830,000 metric tonnes of cement annually after a $108m (sh270b) upgrade in the year 2010 and 2011. Before, the firm produced 350,000 metric tonnes the years before.
 

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