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Lafarge admits fake cement tests


Multinational cement producer Lafarge faces massive compensation claims after admitting in January that 'rogue staff 'at one of its cement works faked test results on more than 1Mt of cement.As a result it supplied customers in south west England with cement containing higher than certified levels of soluble alkalis between September 2002 and December 2004.It is understood this exposed some major highway structures and a large basement to an increased risk of alkali silica reaction.

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