201102 ANG february env report

anglesea cleans up
business clean up day - a great success
alcoa anglesea
2011
environment report
february
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2011
air
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitors
Average
Maximum
Opacity g/min 10-minute average
0.078
0.242
72.24
90.82
Ambient Monitors
SO2 1 hour ppb
Average
Maximum
Community Centre
1
58
Primary School
5
62
Mt Ingoldsby
2
126
Scout Camp
2
153
Camp Wilkin
1
172
Camp Road
1
65
Stack SO2 kg/min 1-hour average
Licence limit 100kg/min
Ambient Monitors
SO2 Maximum 1 hour averages (ppb)
Date
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Comm Centre
2
4
1
4
1
2
0
1
8
31
1
0
3
2
4
33
2
3
2
0
1
1
0
58
2
5
1
1
Primary School
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
0
0
1
2
1
44
2
5
30
7
8
8
8
62
8
41
8
8
Mt Ingoldsby
2
4
0
26
0
1
0
0
8
8
5
2
2
2
5
5
2
1
78
1
1
2
0
126
3
13
2
4
Scout Camp
2
0
0
24
48
1
2
0
2
8
1
0
0
2
2
1
2
0
93
153
30
0
0
13
0
57
0
0
Camp Wilkin
1
3
0
16
0
0
0
1
7
53
1
0
0
2
2
22
0
1
11
0
0
0
1
172
1
5
1
1
Camp Road
30
1
2
10
11
2
1
3
7
4
1
2
2
5
3
6
0
0
65
0
1
2
0
14
3
60
1
0
EPA Air Quality Objective 200
Alcoa Local Standard 170
29
30
31
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2011
water
Water Storage
Barwon Water storage levels for the Geelong system at 77.4% capacity. Stage 1 water restrictions apply.
Water discharge
ML
February
Total
Ashponds (SP1)
113.3
239.1
Mine (SP4)
0
0
Water Monitoring
17/02/2011
SP1
Ashpond
SP4
Mine
SP3
EPA Limit
Lab Result
4 - 10
7.4
3
Susp Solids
100
<4
100
discharge
30
<4
Colour
50
4
50
at
50
4
Aluminium
10
0.11
10
time
5.5
1.9
Iron
10
0.21
20
of
4.0
0.27
Zinc
0.4
0.049
2.0
sampling
0.3
0.14
pH
EPA Limit
Lab Result
Final
9
EPA Limit
No
5
Lab Result
9
4.9*
* NB: The results at SP3 appear to be outside EPA limits, but this is due to the pH levels in the natural tributaries to the Anglesea River impacti ng on our licenced discharge point. Alcoa Anglesea‟s EPA licence includes
provision for such conditions. This is a natural phenomenon that has generated much interest locally, to learn more visit:.http://www.alcoa.com/australia/en/news/releases/20100914_ANG_DeadFishAngleseaRiver.asp
WATER WATER USE PER MONTH (ML)
JAN
FEB
Town Water
0.8
1.2
Bore Water
280
256
Mine Water
36
65
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2011
business clean up day
Alcoa Anglesea joined forces with the local community and
removed two trailer loads of rubbish from the Anglesea River
banks as part of the 2011 Business Clean Up Day.
Business Clean Up Day is part of Clean Up Australia Day‟s
national clean up campaign and is described as “a great
opportunity for Australian businesses to clean up, fix up and
conserve their environment, both in their own workplace and
beyond”. Over 330 businesses across Australia took part in the
event which not only has a great environmental impact, but also
provides a great team building exercise.
Event Organiser and BATA President, Raylene Fordham said
that most of the rubbish was removed from the east side of the
river. Some of the more interesting items included an old bike,
a car tyre and a matching set of tennis shoes!
In past years, Alcoa Anglesea has participated in Business
Clean Up day, but it has typically been at a location close to our
site – either along Camp Road or Coalmine Road.
Our thanks go to Alcoa Anglesea volunteers - Rob McDonald,
Phil Stafford, Bernie Simmons, Anthea Doran, Elise Jeffery,
Stephanie Pearce and Nicci Marris. Nice work!
Business and Tourism Anglesea (BATA) organised the activity
in Anglesea this year. It was held on Tuesday March 1 and
participants included our own employees, local traders and
other community volunteers. It was a good opportunity for
Alcoa employees to meet other members of the local
community and hopefully have a bigger impact on the
environment through working in a large team.
All rubbish was segregated into recyclables and nonrecyclables as it was collected. The waste was predominantly
recyclable rubbish, with bottles and cans making up the vast
majority of the rubbish.
All volunteers enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch, which provided a
chance to recharge everyone‟s batteries and to mingle with
other community members.
ANIMAL OF THE ANGLESEA HEATH
GOLDEN ORB SPIDER (Nephila edulis)
Size:
Colour:
Distribution:
Habitat:
females body 2 - 4 cm, male 5mm
silvery-grey to plum coloured bodies and
brown-black, often yellow banded legs.
males red-brown to brown in colour
orb weaving spiders are found throughout
Australia
dry open forests and woodlands, coastal
sand dune shrubland and mangrove
habitat
The Golden Orb Weavers build large, semi-permanent orb
webs. The strong silk has a golden sheen. These spiders
remain in their webs day and night and gain some protection
from bird attack by the presence of a „barrier network‟ of
threads on one or both sides of the orb web.
Sometimes their strong webs manage to trap small birds or
bats, and the spider will wrap them and feed upon them. More
common prey items include flies, beetles, locusts, wood moths
and cicadas.
...GOLDEN ORB SPIDER
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2011
LAND
RAINFALL (mm)
Long Term Average
2011 Rainfall
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
42.0
42.2
40.8
52.0
59.2
59.4
62.6
67.2
66.6
70.7
55.9
46.0
151.6
38.2
WATER
TOWN WATER USE (ML)
2000
2009
2010
JAN
FEB
Amenity Water Use
1.0
0.2
0.3
0.2
0.1
Process Water use
2.0
1.1
0.6
0.6
1.1
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
AIR
GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) TOTAL (Mt) & GHG EMISSION EFFICIENCY (t/mwH)
GHG t
GHG t/MWh
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
f orecast
1227846
1265103
1504860
1448793
1468098
1309674
1491486
1396713
1452351
1361632
1442450
1436297
1.24
1.19
1.21
1.21
1.20
1.21
1.20
1.18
1.23
1.22
1.20
1.23
ANGLESEA ENVIRONMENT REPORT FEBRUARY 2011
environmental improvement
Environmental Management Targets
February
2011 Total
2011 Forecast
2011 Target
Reportable Environmental Incidents (#)
0
0
0
0
Env Near Miss vs Env Incident Run Rate (ratio)
1.5
2.75
2.75
3
Monthly EHS ASAT Audit Completion (%)
100
100
100
90
February
2011 Total
2011 Forecast
2011 Target
Ambient SO2 (no. readings > 200ppb)
0
0
0
0
Stack SO2 (no. hrs > 100kg/min)
0
0
0
0
1.23
1.23
1.23
1.20
0
0
0
0
February
2011 Total
2011 Forecast
2011 Target
Town Water (ML)
1.2
2.0
12
14.0
Bore + Mine Water (ML)
321
637
3822
4000
February
2011 Total
2011 Forecast
2011 Target
Waste to Landfill (t)
0
0
0
8.0
Solid Prescribed Waste to Landfill (t)
0
0
0
0
Air Emission Targets
GHG Efficiency (t CO2 e/MWh)
Opacity (10 min av > 0.25g/m3 norm ops)
Water Targets
Waste Targets
Mine Rehabilitation Targets
2011 Total
2011 Target
2010 Area to Clear (ha)
0
5.0
2010 Area to Rehabilitate (ha)
0
>5.0
OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR EMPLOYEE
Hi Anthea! Why did Alcoa Anglesea participate in the
Business Clean Up Day?
Alcoa participates in Business Clean Up Day most years. In the
past we have done our activities on Coalmine Road and Camp
Road which lead to our site. We are a member of Business and
Tourism Anglesea and this year we received an email invitation
from the President and event organiser, Raylene Fordham,
inviting us to participate in their activity.
What was the most rewarding part?
It was great to see the big piles of rubbish that were collected by
everyone and to know we‟d helped restore the area following the
peak summer tourism period.
Are there any other community working bees planned for
2011?
Through our ACTION grant program we fund 3 community
working bees a year where Alcoa employees work with a
community group on a project. We are still finalising this program
for 2011, although one activity we will be doing is building a cubby
house in the playground of the new Primary School site. We also
usually do at least one weeding activity a year in the Anglesea
Heath or on our lease land to remove non indigenous plant
species.
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