We report environmental release and discharge data to:
Significant environmental events remained low in FY2010/11 and no environmental fines were incurred. A number of incidents were attributable to large storm events on the Australian east coast (Queensland and New South Wales) where stormwater storage capacities were exceeded.
The number of environmental non-compliance incidents each year
Environmental licence non-compliances (Category 2+) are an excursion outside statutory discharge or emission limits, as measured in a scheduled test. Losses of containment (Category 2+) are incidents where there is an unplanned release or spill on a company site of material from a vessel, tank, pipe pump, container or package in which it was designed to be contained. A Category 2+ loss of containment is an incident which causes injury or damage, impacts the environment or causes concern in the surrounding community.
We monitor and remediate our sites that have been contaminated by past practices to meet current environmental standards and enable ongoing use of the land for industrial purposes. Financial provisions totalling over $70 million are in place to address site remediation projects currently being managed. Most of these properties have long operational histories and a legacy of contamination that needs to be remediated to today's standards. Several sites now require only periodic monitoring, while others have either immaterial impacts or are undergoing active phases of remediation.
Sites currently in remediation include:
|Parafield Gardens, South Australia
Wallaroo, South Australia
Cockle Creek, New South Wales
Warkworth, New South Wales
Bogan Gate, New South Wales
|Battle Mountain, Nevada|
Port Ewen, New York
St Helens, Oregon
North Bay, Ontario