Tuesday 4th October 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 4th October 2022

Friday 30th September 2022 – Drilling access applications lodged

Applications for drilling access have been lodged with Wollongong City Council as of Tuesday 27 September.

Tuesday 6th September 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 6th September 2022

Monday 15th August 2022 – Appointment of Masters Surveying

As part of our environmental investigation programme, MM Kembla have engaged Masters Surveying to conduct an assessment of all pits, sumps, and cellars within the Tube Mill. The work will be carried out over the coming months.

Thursday 11th August 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 11th August 2022

Monday 11th July 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 11th July 2022

Friday 8th July 2022 – Due diligence assessment of Aboriginal cultural heritage

Paul Knight from Environment and Heritage NSW has been engaged to undertake a due diligence assessment to ensure the significant Aboriginal cultural heritage in the precinct of MM beach is protected during the works required to install monitoring equipment. The protection of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage is legislated through the National Parks and Wildlife Act and MM Metals Port Kembla takes our obligations from a legislative and more importantly a moral perspective very seriously when it comes to Aboriginal heritage. The engagement of Paul Knight, a local Aboriginal custodian demonstrates this commitment by ensuring Aboriginal people can determine the way their heritage is protected.

Friday 1st July 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 1st July 2022

Monday 20th June 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 20th June 2022

Friday 10th June 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 10th June 2022

Tuesday 31st May 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 31st May 2022

Tuesday 31st May 2022 – Proactive Groundwater Monitoring

MM Kembla has recently implemented a proactive groundwater monitoring program which is over and above the requirements of our site license. This work identified the presence of a light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNPL) in two groundwater monitoring wells located close to the eastern boundary of the Port Kembla site. MM Kembla self-reported these findings to the EPA.

An investigation into the contamination could not identify any obvious source, for example leaks or spills, and all drains are clear.

Further to MM Kembla’s proactive groundwater monitoring program, there will be some works carried out in the area, expected to commence from 6th June.

MM Kembla has engaged specialist consultants, Edison Environmental & Engineering Pty Ltd (Edison), to undertake environmental studies along Gloucester Boulevarde to investigate legacy impacts associated with past operations.   Investigations are being undertaken in consultation with EPA and an independent EPA-Accredited Site Auditor.

Works will involve drilling a series of boreholes on the eastern and western side of Gloucester Boulevarde.  Drilling will take place with permission of Wollongong City Council over a one week period and involve minor inconvenience to users of the area.   Thereafter, Edison will return over the following months to undertake sampling and testing.

We confirm that, based on available data, there is no evidence of any impacts on MM Beach or stormwater.

MM Kembla take its environmental responsibilities very seriously and will keep the community informed as investigations progress.

Wednesday 25th May 2022 – Drain Outlet Monitoring

Drain Outlet Monitoring 26th May 2022

Monday 23rd May 2022 – Accredited Site Auditor

James Davis of Enviroview Pty Ltd has been engaged to provide the services of a NSW EPA Contaminated Land Accredited Site Auditor, accredited under Part 4 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW) (the Act), to conduct a Site Audit in accordance with Clean-up Notice 3502239 issued by the NSW EPA pursuant to s 91 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW) dated 8 April 2022.

Monday 9th May 2022 – Investigation & status of groundwater

Investigation and Status of Groundwater 9th May 2022