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Air Quality

Large industrial sites, like cement manufacturing, have been in the forefront of reducing emissions to air.

Cement manufacturing is regulated through the Environmental Permitting Regulations in England and Wales, and through Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and requires a permit from the Environmental Regulator, such as the Environment Agency in England or the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency in Scotland.

As part of their environmental permit, UK cement manufacturers implement the ‘Best Available Techniques’ – BAT – for environmental protection. They manage their manufacturing processes and maintain their emissions monitoring and abatement equipment to ensure that they continue to operate below permitted thresholds.