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gypsum

jip suhm

  • n  a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris)

  • A white, nonmetallic mineral is gypsum.
  • On the east side is a plant that uses gypsum to make Sheetrock and that, thanks to Riverkeeper, has done a cleanup.
  • Gypsum, with 75% of the water drawn out, has long been termed Plaster of Paris.
News & Articles

  • Eagle Valley community survey ends June 15
    EAGLE COUNTY — Residents of Eagle, Gypsum and Wolcott are invited to participate in the Eagle/Gypsum Community Survey, hosted by the Eagle Valley Enterprise and Vail Daily.
    June 11, 2013 - Vail Daily
  • Idling of gypsum operation puts Empire-Gerlach in jeopardy
    1923: Started when Pacific Portland Cement mined gypsum for plaster sold under the "Empire" brand, giving the site its name. 1948: USG Corp. (US Gypsum) acquired the site.
    June 8, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal
  • Gypsum annexes 45-acres east of town
    A 45-acre property owned by Oldcastle SW Group Inc./B&B Excavating off U.S. Highway 6 between Eagle and Gypsum is becoming part of Gypsum.
    June 6, 2013 - Vail Daily
Quotes

  • Bill Nelson in The News-Press
    In a separate letter to each entity, Nelson wrote: "It is my understanding that the CPSC (commission) currently has no consumer product safety standards regulating drywall or other gypsum-based consumer building products."
  • Neelie Kroes in Bloomberg
    The commitments submitted by the parties will ensure that customers depending on the use of gypsum-related products, such as the cement or the ceramics industry, can still rely on a competitive market for their inputs,Neelie Kroes, the EU's...
  • Christopher Buckley in Toronto Star
    In the wake of the US embargo on Canadian lumber, paper goods, gypsum, and beer,Buckley writes, "rogue units of Canadian Mounted Police were now harassing American truckers - on the American side of the border."

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