200906 ANG June env report

Tree-mendous!
Alcoa Anglesea’s World Environment Day activities hit the markl
alcoa anglesea
2009
environment report
june
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2009
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/m3 10-minute average
0.045
0.339
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average Licence limit 100kg/min
56.3
67.3
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
0
54
Primary School
1
123
Mt Ingoldsby
3
95
Scout Camp
2
54
Camp Wilkin
3
122
Camp Road
1
55
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 0 -
-
Primary School
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21 19 1
0 115 0
56 123 42 0
Mt Ingoldsby
6
3
2
10 1
1
3
3
2
1
4
1
15 40 3
12 10 5
4
5
5
15 8
2
Scout Camp
3
5
2
44 3
-
0
54 39 1
4
1
1
5
3
2
8
19 2
10 33 34 4
2
2
2
Camp Wilkin
1
1
1
-
0
-
-
-
0
1
1
1 109 6
1
1
3
3
23 122 22941 4
1
1
1
1
49 48 1
Camp Road
1
1
0
4
1
0
0
0
8
0
0
55 1
0
1
2
3
2
1
0
35 2
EPA Air Quality Objective
200
Alcoa Local Standard
170
3
1
0
0
2
2
0
22 4
0
1
23 95 75 41 20 4
4
1
3
5
2
1
0
0
4
0
-
3
1
22 32 3
0
0
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2009
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 18.1% capacity. Stage 4 restrictions apply with a
Winter exemption to permit limited residential garden watering.
Water Discharge
ML
June
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
115.6
717.3
Mine (SP4)
0
0
Water Monitoring
SP1
SP4
SP3
18/06/2009
Ashpond
Mine
Final
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
EPA limit
Lab Result
pH
4-10
8.3
3-9
no
5-9
6.8
Susp. Solids
100
<4
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
4
50
at
50
5
Aluminium
10
0.15
10
time
5.5
0.050
Iron
10
0.35
20
of
4.0
0.070
Zinc
0.4
0.006
2.0
sampling
0.30
0.024
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
11
Bore Water
288
270
281
237
76
233
1385
Mine Water
46
53
54
65
27
66
311
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2009
World Environment Day 2009
Alcoa Anglesea and Parks Victoria co-manage the
Anglesea Heath, which requires a significant effort
to ensure the ongoing management and
conservation of the area’s biodiversity. The senior
students at Anglesea Primary school have shown
an interest in preserving the area and participating
in these kinds of events. This is another example
of the strong environmental link that we share with
the primary school and the local community.
Alcoa Anglesea celebrated World Environment Day
on Friday June 5 by joining forces with Parks
Victoria and Anglesea Primary School’s Grade
5/6F. The group removed Boneseed plants from
the Anglesea Heath.
Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp
moniilifera) is a non-native Weed of National
Significance, and is regarded as one of the worst
weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness,
potential for spread and economic and
environmental impacts. As boneseed reproduces
by seed, it is important to remove plants prior to
setting seed.
In addition to the Boneseed removal, a group of
six Alcoa Anglesea employees conducted a tree
planting session on site to commemorate World
Environment Day. Heath Tea-Tree seedlings were
planted in the embankment adjacent to the front
gate.
Conservation of the Anglesea Heath and the
environment in general is of the highest priority for
Alcoa Anglesea, and these World Environment Day
activities are fantastic events to highlight this!
Following an introduction from Parks Victoria, the
group hand-pulled the boneseed plants. Due to
the ease of regermination of the plants, the trailer
load of collected plants was taken to the Anglesea
Landfill for disposal.
Grade 5/6 F teacher, Mrs Helen Flynn said “The
kids really enjoyed the morning of boneseed
weeding and learnt some important information
regarding the conservation of their own backyard.”
ANIMALS OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
SUPERB BLUE WREN (Malurus cyaneus)
Size:
Male:
14cm
rich blue + black plumage above and on the
throat, the belly is white and the bill is black
Female:
brown tail, pale bill and buff patch around
the eye
Voice:
soft sharp ‘trrt’; trilling ‘trrreee’; full throated
gushing song with downward inflection
click to hear the bird call
Distribution + Habitat: eastern Australia and Tasmania to the
south east corner of South Australia; in
most habitat types with suitable dense low
shrub cover, common in urban gardens
Food:
feed on insects and small arthropods
Adult male fairy wrens are strikingly coloured, especially
during the breeding season. Males moult completely after this
season into a brown eclipse plumage. The Superb Blue Wren
is distinguishable from other fairy wrens by it’s white belly.
SUPERB BLUE WREN
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2009
RAINFALL (mm)
Month
JAN
FEB MAR APR
2009 Rainfall
5.0
5.8
33.4
63.8
47.2
43.8
199.0
1968-2008 Average
43.9
42.5 40.4
51.6
60.2
59.5
298.1
MAY JUNE JULY AUG
SEPT OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
FEB
MAR APR
MAY
JUN
Process
23.9
15.5
9.6
2.5
0.8
1.2
1.3
2.3
1.5
Amenity
11.6
1.5
1.4
0.0
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.6
0.1
2000 2008 2009 JAN
JUL
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
1.26
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
1.20
1.24
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT JUNE 2009
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
June
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents
0
1
1
0
Env Near Miss vs Env Incident Run Rate (ratio)
2.0
3.0
3.0
2.5
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
89
89
90
Air Emission Targets
June
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)
789
9354
20556
N/A
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
1.21
1.24
1.24
1.20
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m normal operation)
0
0
0
0
Water Targets
June
2009 Total
Forecast
2009 Target
Town Water (ML)
1.6
11.0
20.0
14.1
Bore Water (ML)
233
1385
2765
4000
Waste Targets
June
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 Dale, tell us a little about your role with Parks
Victoria.
I have spent the last 8 years working in partnership with
Alcoa to manage the Anglesea Heath. Initially the Heath was
pretty degraded, but since the inception of the Anglesea
Heath Management Plan in 2002 we have been working to
improve the quality of the Heath. This includes track
rehabilitation, weed management, fox and cat management
and protection of rare and threatened species in the area.
We understand that you are moving on - where are you
off to ?
I’m heading to Western Australia to work for Bush Heritage
- which is like a private version of Parks Victoria. I will be
managing Charles Darwin Reserve - 68,800 ha of former
sheep station. It is a hot-spot for biodiversity - much like
Anglesea Heath, and it is internationally recognised as such.
I will be responsible for basically everything to do with the
reserve - there will be heaps to keep me busy!
We wish you the best of luck!
...DALE FULLER
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