2008 07 july

get green
celebrating national tree day
alcoa anglesea
2008
environment report
july
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2008
REPORT
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.076
0.255
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 100kg/min
68.86
82.78
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
-
-
Primary School
2
110
Mt Ingoldsby
1
68
Scout Camp
4
127
Camp Wilkin
4
156
Camp Road
1
63
Ambient Monitors
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 -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Primary School
-
-
0
0
0
59 1
0
Mt Ingoldsby
0
0
0
1
19 2
0
2
Scout Camp
67 127 52 0
8
1
0
42 100 92 70 1
Camp Wilkin
-
0
0
79 6
3
2
1
Camp Road
20 40 0
0
1
18 0
2
52 63 0
EPA Air Quality Objective
200
Alcoa Local Standard
170
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
28 85 1
28 13 2
1
2
4
1
43 18 1
1
1
15 25 0
1
1
1
57 110
1
0
4
2
4
50 4
1
1
1
46 2
0
10 0
2
5
23 0
0
4
3
1
1
0
-
0
1
-
-
20 68 4
46 19 1
3
2
9
6
3
13 1
-
33 0
8
-
3
-
47 89 43 3
36 156 1 116 44 0
0
1
70 65 1
0
0
1
45 5
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
3
1
1
0
10 1
0
62 3
11
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2008
REPORT
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 29.1% capacity. Stage 4 winter water restrictions
with an exemption to permit limited residential garden watering are in force.
Water Discharge
ML
July
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
144
983
Mine (SP4)
0
0.12
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
23/07/2008
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
8.5
3-9
no
5-9
7.5
Susp. Solids
100
8
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
4
50
at
50
5
Aluminium
10.00
0.31
10
time
5.50
0.06
Iron
10.00
0.46
20
of
4.00
0.04
Zinc
0.40
0.01
2.0
sampling
0.30
< 0.01
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
FEB MAR APR
Town Water
1.4
0.9
0.9
2.2
1.0
0.9
1.7
9.0
Bore Water
279
304
305
254
292
265
252
1951
Mine Water
53
24
45
26
45
44
69
306
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
3 0 0 .0
3000
2 5 0 .0
2500
2 0 0 .0
2000
1 5 0 .0
1500
1 0 0 .0
1000
5 0 .0
0 .0
500
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2008
REPORT
national tree day
National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest
community tree-planting event and a day for
all Australians to help out by planting native
trees and shrubs at a Tree Day site in their
local area.
Fraser Avenue is a parcel of land owned by
Alcoa between Coalmine Road and the
Anglesea township. It is well utilised by the
local community for passive recreation such
as walking.
Since Tree Day started in 1996 more than 1.5
million volunteers have planted over 11.5
million native trees and shrubs! And we can
add another 400 to that impressive total!
Usually held on the last Sunday of July
Anglesea got in early for National Tree Day this
year, holding it’s planting day on July 15.
The planting undertaken by Alcoa Anglesea
employees will rehabilitate an informal trail and
re-direct pedestrian traffic to an adjacent
walking track. Part of the Surf Coast walk
alignment, the adjacent track provides for a
better walking experience on a maintainable
surface. Directional signage will be installed
along the track in the coming weeks.
Braving the winter chill, seven keen
employees donned beanies and scarves and
planted around 400 native shrubs on Alcoa’s
freehold land at Fraser Avenue in Anglesea.
Coast wattle, an unwelcome local weed, was
also removed.
Thank you to the hard working tree planters of
Nick Brockman, Grace McKenzie, Nicci
Marris, David Brown, Maryann Thorp,
Cameron Ingles and Elise Jeffery and thanks
to Dave Ryan for delivering the hard earned
morning tea.
PLANT OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
MESSMATE (Eucalyptus obliqua)
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus...from Greek, eu, well and calyptos, covered
referring to the cap which covers the developing flowers
obliqua
obliqua... from obliq meaning oblique, greater in length than in
width, in reference to the shape of the leaves
Size:
Habitat:
Form:
Bark:
Foliage:
Flowers:
Did you know?
4-70m H x 6-35m W
widespread in wet, damp, valley and dry
sclerophyll forests, sclerophyll woodland and
grassy low open forest
tall upright tree with a dense canopy
rough, stringy, fibrous bark that extends to the
smallest branches
shiny oblique leaves
club-shaped buds, in clusters of 7-15,
followed by profuse white to cream flowers
December to March
Eucalyputs obliqua was the first eucalypt
species described - specimens were collected in
1777 during Captain Cook’s 3rd expedition, then
described in 1788 by French botanist L’Heritier
MESSMATE
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2008
REPORT
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
2008 Rainfall
19.8
35.8 15.2
17.3
32.5 43.8
75.8
240.2
1968-2007 Average
44.5
42.7 41.1
52.5
61.0 59.9
62.2
363.8
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
100
7 00.00
90
6 00.00
80
5 00.00
70
60
4 00.00
50
3 00.00
40
30
2 00.00
20
1 00.00
10
0 .0 0
0
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
Process
23.9
12.8
8.1
1.3
0.8
0.8
2.1
0.8
0.8
1.5
Amenity
11.6
1.5
0.9
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.1
0.2
2000 2007 2008 JAN
AUG SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
4 0 .0
3 5 .0
2 .0
3 0 .0
1 .5
2 5 .0
2 0 .0
1 .0
1 5 .0
1 0 .0
0 .5
5 .0
0 .0
0 .0
2 0 0 0
2 0 0 7
2 0 0 8
JA N
F E B
M A R
A P R
M A Y
JU N
JU L
A U G
S E P
O C T
N O 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
2008
1.42
1.23
1.27
1.50
1.45
1.47
1.31
1.49
1.40
1.44
1.34
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
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 REPOR
T JULY 2008
REPORT
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
July
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
0
0
0
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
100
100
90
Air Emission Targets
July
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Ambient SO2 ( no. readings > 200ppb)
0
0
0
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (lost MWh)
803
9719
16661
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.21
1.19
1.19
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
July
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Town Water (ML)
1.7
9.0
15.4
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
252
1951
3345
2370
Waste Targets
July
2008 YTD
Forecast
2008 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
4.5
4.5
7.7
8.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2008 YTD
2008 Target
2008 Area to Clear (ha)
0.0
0.0
2008 Area to Rehabilitate (ha)
0.0
0.0
2007 Mine Rehabilitation Species Richness (%)
N/A
100
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEE
Cameron, how did you enjoy the tree planting to
celebrate National Tree Day?
It was great to get out and get our hands dirty planting
some trees – particularly when you know it will benefit our
freehold land and the local environment. Can’t say we saw
much sunshine. It was pretty chilly to start but we soon
warmed up.
What would you say to others to get them out and about
tree planting?
Have a go – it was really good to try something different
from the jobs I do every day. It was also great to work
alongside others from Anglesea that I usually don’t have a
lot to do with.
How do you consider the environment in your every day
work?
Although I don’t think of it every minute of the day, it is hard
to ignore the environment - we work in an area surrounded
by some pretty spectacular heathland. You see it driving to
work, at work and going home again.
...CAMERON INGLES
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