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go for gold!
Alcoa’s VicOps achieve a gold level of Waste Wise accreditation
alcoa anglesea
2009
environment report
july
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2009
REPORT
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.052
0.125
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 100kg/min
59.56
70.80
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
2
118
Primary School
2
134
Mt Ingoldsby
1
105
Scout Camp
10
148
Camp Wilkin
2
113
Camp Road
5
127
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 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 118 20 11 1 15 0 1 43 12 16 15 1 0 3 7 20 0 0 0 0 0
Primary School
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Mt Ingoldsby
1
1
0
1
1
0
2
50 39 105 11 2
148146 2
0
0
36 4
8
Scout Camp
1
5
0
5
-
-
-
0 134 51 1
0
17 20 8
0
0
0
0
0
10 1
3
0
1
0
1
0
12 2
0
2
1
1
0
65 104 49 18 1
3
0
0
20 14 130 0
0
0
4
4
0
47 8
73 29 55 -
0
1
Camp Wilkin
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28 61 95 113 17 3
Camp Road
71 1
0
0
0
0
0
3
EPA Air Quality Objective
200
Alcoa Local Standard
170
2
2
0
0
-
2
7
0
0
0
31 83 109116100 65
0
11 0
1
5
0
0
0
1
0
63 72 7
28 0
0
82 127116 39 14 0 111107 15 3
4
0 2
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2009
REPORT
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 21.5% capacity. Stage 4 restrictions apply with a
Winter exemption to permit limited residential garden watering.
Water Discharge
ML
July
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
148
865
Mine (SP4)
0
0
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
08/07/2009
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
7.9
3-9
no
5-9
7.0
Susp. Solids
100
<4
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
4
50
at
50
4
Aluminium
10
0.44
10
time
5.5
0.29
Iron
10
0.40
20
of
4.0
0.013
Zinc
0.4
0.021
2.0
sampling
0.30
0.025
WATER WATER USAGE PER MONTH (ML)
Date
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
Town Water
2.5
1.0
1.5
1.5
2.9
1.6
0.6
11.6
Bore Water
288
270
281
237
76
233
231
1616
Mine Water
46
53
54
65
27
66
79
390
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2009
REPORT
Waste Wise - Gold Accreditation!
Alcoa has taken its waste management to a new
level, achieving gold status on its re-certification
with the Sustainability Victoria Waste Wise
program.
Alcoa’s waste reduction achievements span the
four VicOps locations, including the Anglesea
Power Station, Point Henry Smelter, Portland
Aluminium and Alcoa Australia Rolled Products
Point Henry.
There are three levels of accreditation - bronze,
silver and gold. Alcoa has demonstrated that the
Waste Wise principles have been implemented
throughout all areas of the business, as well as
implementing Waste Wise at community events
and engaging with the broader community. This
has earned us the highest level of accreditation gold!
The Waste Wise Program is more than just a ‘feel
good’ program. It has been operating for nearly
ten years and provides tangible, measurable
outcomes. Participation in the program involves
assessing our current waste streams and costs.
Following this, an action plan is developed that
identifies actions to reduce waste, allocates
responsibilities and sets targets. It is then up to all
levels of the organisation to implement the action
plan, which is updated annually.
Our association with the program started with our
certification in 1999/2000 when we became the
first industry to join the Ecorecycle Waste Wise
Program.
Since then we have developed a strong
partnership with Anglesea Primary School helping
them to develop a waste collection system to
separate recyclables and non-recyclables. Alcoa
Anglesea civil maintenance personnel collect the
recyclables from the school and process them
through our own Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
Through this partnership, the school reduced its
waste to landfill and waste management costs by
50% in one year. The school has saved this
money in consecutive years to re-invest into
sustainable waste management strategies.
PLANT OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
TINY SUNDEW (Drosera pygmaea)
Drosera...from the Greek droseras, meaning with dewy
referring to the glistening glandular hairs
pygmaea... dwarf, or very small
Size:
Habitat:
Form:
Foliage:
Flowers:
up to 3 cm tall
low nutrient, often wet or water logged,
sandy soils in heathlands and woodlands
small herb
circular, covered on the upper surface with
long sticky gland-tipped hairs
white, to 4 mm wide, with four petals
September to February
An insectivorous species with sensitive hairs on the leaves
which contain a gland that can release digestive enzymes.
As the plant is so small it can only catch the smallest of
invertebrates.
DROSERA PYGMAEA
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2009
REPORT
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
2009 Rainfall
5.0
5.8
33.4
63.8
47.2
43.8
1968-2008 Average
43.9
42.5 40.4
51.6
60.2
59.5 62.6
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
278.2
79.2
298.1
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
Process
23.9
15.5
1 0 . 1 2.5
0.8
1.2
1.3
2.3
1.5
0.5
Amenity
11.6
1.5
1.5
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.6
0.1
0.1
2000 2008 2009 JAN
0.0
AUG SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICENCY (t/MWh)
GHG Mt
‹ GHG
t/MWh
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
1.23
1.27
1.50
1.45
1.47
1.31
1.49
1.40
1.42
1.29
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
1.20
1.23
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPOR
T JULY 2009
REPORT
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
July
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
1
1
0
Env Near Miss vs Env Incident Run Rate (ratio)
1
2.4
2.4
2.5
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
91
91
90
Air Emission Targets
July
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Ambient SO2 (no. readings > 200ppb)
0
2
2
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
SO2 Load Reductions (lost MWh)
5285
14639
25096
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.21
1.23
1.23
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
July
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Town Water (ML)
0.6
11.6
19.2
14.2
Bore Water (ML)
231
1616
2770
4000
Waste Targets
July
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
7.2
10.5
8.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2009 Total
2009 Target
2009 Area to Clear (ha)
0.245
0.0
2009 Area to Rehabilitate (ha)
0.658
0.0
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEE
Hi Richard, I understand you are replacing Dale Fuller.
Tell me a little about your role and its interaction with our
environment.
I have recently moved to Anglesea from Bright, where I
worked in the Alpine and Mount Buffalo National Parks. My
role will focus on four areas of service delivery for the
Anglesea Heath and Great Otway National Park (1)Threatened Species Management, (2) Information,
interpretation and education, (3) Marine National Park
Management and (4) Asset validation.
What are your first impressions of the partnership
between Alcoa and Parks Victoria?
The establishment of a land management cooperative
agreement between the two bodies is very interesting. The
Anglesea Heath is an extraordinary patch of land with such
high biodiversity and this agreement is vital in protecting the
long term future of the Heath.
Thanks Richard, we look forward to seeing you around!
...RICHARD FOSSETT
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