2007 january screen ang

hotting up
is our climate changing?
alcoa anglesea
2007
environment report
january
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JANUARY 2007
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.069
0.237
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 111.34kg/min 67.54
88.83
Ambient Monitors
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
3
78
Primary School
4
138
Mt Ingoldsby
1
60
Scout Camp
6
145
Camp Wilkin
3
122
Camp Road
5
121
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 31
Community Centre 3 3 2 25 36 41 3 3 6 34 78 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 4 34 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4
Primary School
1
4
3
Mt Ingoldsby
0
3
18 9
Scout Camp
10 9
6
Camp Wilkin
2
3
Camp Road
-
-
EPA Intervention Level
210
Alcoa Local Standard
170
0
7 138 15 1
0
0
0
2
4
0
5
1
0
0
0
5
20 5
11 1
1
10 14 8 145 9
14 16 67 8
4
5
4
3
22 5
7
3
31 25 53 2
1
7
1
1
1
3
4
2
3 122 5
3
55 114 47 2
-
3 121 9
2
2
2
3
4
-
2
96 74 123 1
3
2
0
60 0
92 71 2
3
0
3
84 92 0
4
2
80 0
0
2
0
0
0
4
0
0
2
1
0
0
2
2
1
1
0
93 2
3
1
1
1
2
17 35 106 1
3
12 3
3
4
3
3
3
4
4
61 3
53 3
3
4
2
2
4
3
2
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JANUARY 2007
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 19.7% capacity. Stage 4 restrictions now apply.
Water Discharge
ML
January
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
144
144
Mine (SP4)
0
0
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
11/01/2007
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
8.2
3-9
-
5-9
7.4
Susp. Solids
100
2
100
-
30
<2
Colour
50
7
50
-
50
5
Aluminium
10.00
0.15
10
-
5.50
0.06
Iron
10.00
0.28
0
-
4.00
0.16
Zinc
0.40
0.01
2.0
-
0.30
0.01
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
Town Water
0.7
0.7
Bore Water
274
274
Mine Water
81
81
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
300.0
3000
250.0
2500
200.0
2000
150.0
1500
100.0
1000
50.0
0.0
500
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JANUARY 2007
australia is hotting up
The annual forecast by Britain’s Meteorological
Office predicts that the average temperature
across the world for 2006 was 0.54 degrees
warmer than the long-term average of 14 degrees.
They also believe there is a 60 per cent probability
that 2007 will be as warm as, or warmer than,
1998 — which was the world’s hottest year since
records began in 1850.
This information represents a warning that climate
change is happening around the world. The
world’s 10 warmest years have all occurred in the
last 12 years. The leading international body of
climate scientists has already agreed this is
evidence of humans accelerating global warming.
The BMO’s previous 2001 report concluded that
global temperatures could rise by between 1.5
and 5.8 degrees over the next century without
significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions,
particularly from burning fossil fuels such as coal
and petrol. Scientists have repeatedly warned that
the longer the world delays making those cuts, the
greater the risks of more extreme weather,
including droughts, bushfires and coastal flooding.
A recent World Meteorological Organisation report
found that 2006 was the sixth hottest on record
and was marked by drought and heavy flooding in
the Horn of Africa, record bushfires in the US,
torrential rain in the Philippines, shrinking sea ice in
the Arctic and the warmest autumn in Europe.
At the same time, the Australian Bureau of
Meteorology released its annual Climate
Statement which confirmed that Australia’s
temperatures are getting warmer slightly faster
than the global average and we know that of
Australia’s 20 hottest years, 15 have occurred
since 1980.
Make an Impact
Australian households generate almost one-fifth of
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions through
everyday activities. Alcoa and Greening Australia
have partnered to develop a greenhouse footprint
reduction program for the families of Alcoa
employees and their immediate communities.
Known as Make an Impact, the program includes
access to a greenhouse calculator and a kit
featuring a range of tips on how to lower energy
and water consumption and more effectively
manage waste.
> Switch to Green Power accredited electricity
Eliminates household emissions from electricity
> Use energy efficient whitegoods
Up to 50% reduction in household emissions
from electricity
> Use a triple-A rated showerhead
Up to 12% reduction in household emissions
> Use energy-efficient light globes
Up to 10% reduction in household emissions
> Check the fuel efficiency of your next car
Up to 70% reduction in transport emissions
Plan
ANIMALS
OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
SOUTHERN BROWN TREE FROG (Litoria ewingi)
Adult length:
Description:
Distribution
Habitat:
Call:
25-45mm
tadpoles are pale golden-yellow to dark
grey with clear fins; adults have pale fawn,
cream, orange, or light brown sides
endemic to south-eastern Australia
adults can be found in all habitat types, even
in the gardens of suburbia, eggs and
tadpoles can be found in ponds, dams,
lakes and flooded roadside ditches
a series of rapid harsh, whirring pulsing notes
repeated 5-15 times - ‘creeeeeee creee
creee cree cree cree’ - first note is the longest
Frogs and climate change: Frogs need water to breed
and any reduction or changes in rainfall could reduce the
ability of these animals to reproduce. Higher temperatures
contribute to the drying out of breeding pools and to the
deaths of tadpoles and eggs. Drier conditions also kill adult
frogs, which lose internal water through their permeable skin
SOUTHERN BROWN TREE FROG
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JANUARY 2007
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
2007 Rainfall
40.0
19.6 7.3
37.1
129.4 17.0
40.8
26.0
32.8
15.8
15.4
29.0
40.0
1968-2006 Average
44.6
43.9 42.5
53.5
59.3 60.8
61.1
67.0
69.3
73.6
54.1
44.2
44.6
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)
2000 2006 2007 JAN
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Process
23.9
11.0
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.8
1.1
0.9
0.6
0.6
0.7
0.6
1.3
1.5
1.5
Amenity2 . 0
11.6
3.8
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.7
0.2
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.1
4 0 .0
1 .8
3 5 .0
1 .6
3 0 .0
1 .4
2 5 .0
1 .2
2 0 .0
1 .0
0 .8
1 5 .0
0 .6
1 0 .0
0 .4
5 .0
0 .2
0 .0
0 .0
2000
2006
2007
JA N
FE B
M A R
A P R
M A Y
JUN
JU L
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
1.49
1.34
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.20
2
1600000
1 .8
1400000
1 .6
1 .4
1 .2
1200000
1000000
1
800000
0 .8
600000
0 .6
400000
0 .4
0 .2
0
200000
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JANUARY 2007
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
January
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
94
100
90
Air Emission Targets
January
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 210ppb)
0
0
0
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (lost MWh)
1121
1121
13452
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.20
1.20
1.20
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
January
2007 Total
Forecast
2007 Target
Town Water (ML)
0.7
0.7
8.4
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
274
274
3288
2667
Waste Targets
January
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
3
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2007 Total
2007 Target
2006 Area Cleared (ha)
0.0
3.5
2006 Area Rehabilitated (ha)
0.0
> 3.5
2005 Mine Rehabilitation Species Richness (%)
N/A
100
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEES..
Climate Change is a very topical issue. What’
s
What’s
Alcoa’
s position on this subject?
Alcoa’s
Alcoa has a long standing position of promoting realistic
and effective policy responses to climate change. And at a
time when the debate is heading in Australia toward a
serious discussion on emissions trading it is important
industry is ready and able to contribute constructively to
both the debate and implementation of solutions.
Alcoa of Australia supports the introduction of a properly
designed emissions trading scheme, including a national
scheme, that includes all major emitters and sectors to
ensure greenhouse reductions are achieved.
What activities can employees undertake to help
be part of the solution?
Alcoa has teamed with environmental organisation Greening
Australia, to equip employees and their families to cut
Australia’s domestic greenhouse emissions by around
21,000 tonnes a year. I encourage all employees to log on
to www.alcoa.com.au/makeanimpact and see what they and
their families can do to make an impact.
...KYLIE CIRAK
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