Despite criticism, government advances plan to save cement factory

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  • The government will push ahead with a temporary legal change to help a factory that supplies 75 percent of Sweden's cement to remain open eight months more.
  • That's despite the Council on Legislation rejecting the proposal earlier this month, saying it went against Swedish law.
  • The limestone mine operated by Cementa AB had its permit renewal rejected this summer and the company warns losing it could jeopardize Sweden's cement supply.