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taking on the world
tree planting for world environment day
alcoa anglesea
2007
environment report
june
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2007
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.063
0.337
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 111.34kg/min 48.08
74.75
Ambient Monitors
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
2
51
Primary School
1
47
Mt Ingoldsby
1
18
Scout Camp
4
80
Camp Wilkin
2
12
Camp Road
3
50
Ambient Monitors
SO2 Maximum 1 hour averages (ppb)
Date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Community Centre 8 3 3 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 51 47 3 2 2 3 3
Primary School
-
- -
Mt Ingoldsby
6
1
Scout Camp
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
47 1
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
18 16 1
1
1
2
2
14 4
8
14 3
3
3
3
3
5
4
5
5
4
6
5
4
4
5
39 7
4
11 11 7
80 5
5
33 53
Camp Wilkin
12 4
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
9
1
1
1
Camp Road
50 47 23 3
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
24 5
3
2
14 3
EPA Intervention Level
210
EPA Air Quality Objective
200
Alcoa Local Standard
170
11 2
4
2
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2007
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 16.5% capacity. Stage 4 restrictions apply.
Water Discharge
ML
June
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
140*
841
Mine (SP4)
0
0
* average value based upon data from year to date. June data not available due to equipment repair.
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
??/06/2007
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
8.6
3-9
-
5-9
7.6
Susp. Solids
100
3
100
-
30
<2
Colour
50
5
50
-
50
5
Aluminium
10.00
0.23
10
-
5.500
0.052
Iron
10.00
0.45
0
-
4.00
0.17
Zinc
0.400
0.015
2.0
-
0.300
0.006
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
Town Water
0.7
0.7
0.9
1.1
0.9
2.3
6.6
Bore Water
274
253
280
241
246
182
1476
Mine Water
81
71
76
83
80
86
477
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
30 0.0
3000
25 0.0
2500
20 0.0
2000
15 0.0
1500
10 0.0
1000
5 0.0
0.0
500
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2007
world environment day
World Environment Day (WED), commemorated
each year on June 5, is one of the principal vehicles
through which the United Nations stimulates
worldwide awareness of the environment and
encourages political attention and community
action.
Established by the United Nations General
Assembly in 1972, WED gives a human face to
environmental issues. It empowers people to
become active agents of sustainable and equitable
development and promotes an understanding that
communities are pivotal to changing attitudes
towards environmental issues.
World Environment Day is a community event with
colourful activities such as street rallies, bicycle
parades, green concerts, essays and poster
competitions in schools, tree planting, as well as
recycling and clean-up campaigns. Here at Alcoa,
tree planting is certainly becoming a WED tradition.
This year Alcoa Anglesea employees and Parks
Victoria Rangers again joined students from
Anglesea Primary School, members of ANGAIR
and the Anglesea Green Corps crew to celebrate
World Environment Day with a tree planting activity
and BBQ lunch.
An estimated 500 trees were planted at the
corner of Forest Road and the Great Ocean Road
to rehabilitate an area degraded by poor drainage
and inappropriate recreational use. As part of their
co-management of the Anglesea Heath, Parks
Victoria and Alcoa Anglesea devote much time to
rehabilitating vegetation destroyed by off-track
riding of motorbikes, 4WD vehicles and mountain
bikes. Whilst these users are welcome to recreate
in the heath, they are legally required to remain on
the existing track network.
With recent rains, the previously dry areas were
sufficiently boggy for the tree planting day with all
participants receiving their fair share of mud on
their boots and clothes – much to the delight of
some of the Grade Six students from Anglesea
Primary School!! Thanks to all participants for a
really enjoyable day and we hope you also had a
Happy World Environment Day!
ANIMALS OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
SPOTTED PARDALOTE (Pardalotus punctatus)
Size:
Description:
Voice:
Distribution:
Habitat:
Food:
10cm
the wings, tail and head of the male are black
and covered with small, distinct white spots;
males have a pale eyebrow, a yellow throat
and a red rump; females are similar but have
less-distinct markings
the Spotted Pardalote is a tiny bird that is
most often high in a eucalypt canopy, so it is
more often detected by its characteristic call;
repeated three note whistle, the second two
notes higher than the first
coastal areas of eastern and southern
Australia from Cooktown, Qld to Perth, WA
eucalypt forests and woodlands, occurs in
parks and gardens with a eucalypt canopy
forages on the foliage of trees for insects,
especially psyllids (sap sucking insects) and
sugary exudates from leaves and psyllids
SPOTTED PARDALOTE
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2007
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
2007 Rainfall
40.0
20.2 25.6
7.3
31.0
37.1
129.4
52.8 17.0
69.2
40.8
26.0
32.8
15.8
15.4
29.0
238.8
1968-2006 Average
44.6
43.3 41.5
42.5
53.1
53.5
61.2 60.8
59.6
59.3
61.1
67.0
69.3
73.6
54.1
44.2
303.3
130
7 0 0 .0 0
120
6 0 0 .0 0
110
100
5 0 0 .0 0
90
80
4 0 0 .0 0
70
60
3 0 0 .0 0
50
40
2 0 0 .0 0
30
20
1 0 0 .0 0
10
0
0 .0 0
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Process
23.9
2000 2006 2007 JAN
11.0
6.0
0.6
0.6
0.8
1.0
1.1
0.8
0.9
0.6
2.2
0.6
0.7
0.6
1.3
1.5
1.5
Amenity2 . 5
11.6
3.8
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.7
0.2
0.1
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.1
40
35
2 .0
30
25
1 .5
20
1 .0
15
10
0 .5
5.
0 .0
0.
2000
2006
2007
JA N
FE B
M A R
A P R
M A Y
JU N
JUL
A UG
S E P
O C T
NO V
D E C
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICENCY (t/MWh)
GHG Mt
‹ GHG
t/MWh
1990
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
1.42
1.23
1.27
1.50
1.45
1.47
1.31
1.49
1.36
1.34
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.19
2
1600000
1.8
1400000
1.6
1.4
1.2
1200000
1000000
1
800000
0.8
600000
0.6
400000
0.4
200000
0.2
0
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2007
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
June
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
100
100
90
Air Emission Targets
June
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 210ppb)
0
0
0
0
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 200ppb)
0
1
2
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (lost MWh)
5.1
3850
7700
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.19
1.19
1.19
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m3 normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
June
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Town Water (ML)
2.3
6.6
13.2
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
182
1476
2954
2667
Waste Targets
June
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
9.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2007 Total
2007 Target
2007 Area Cleared (ha)
2.9
3.5
2007 Area Rehabilitated (ha)
5.0
> 3.5
2005 Mine Rehabilitation Species Richness (%)
103
100
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEES..
David, welcome to Anglesea....or should be say
farewell? What was your role for your stint down
here? I have been operating as the Maintenance
coordinator working with all maintenance crews and control
room shifts in scheduling and planning. It was a short term
assignment from Point Henry to support the maintenance
department as they prepared for the recent outages.
Looks like you enjoyed the World Environment tree
planting day? I enjoyed the tree planting with the school
kids and also the adults from the different community
groups. Every one had a good time making sure we planted
correctly to give the plants the best chance to establish.
There was certainly plenty of moisture on the day and it is
good to see there have been follow up rains too.
We hope you enjoyed your stay at Anglesea too?
I have enjoyed my stay at Anglesea and that is because of
the people. Anglesea represents a well balanced work force
that are focused on safety, their areas of responsibility, the
plant and the environment they operate in.
...DAVID EADES
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