June 2010

Construction of the thermal treatment plant area is well underway, with work this month focusing on building the mixing pit, output storage bins and the 30m high chimney. The concrete haul road to allow transportation of contaminated sediments from the lagoon area to the thermal mixing pit is also nearing completion. Excavation of the water treatment ponds continue, and there have been no adverse health, safety or environmental issues over recent months as preparations for the start of remediation work to start in earnest from September.

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Preparation of foundations for bio-remediation and water treatment plant areas

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View of thermal plant from designated pedestrian route

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Lime scrubbing tower for off gas treatment at thermal plant

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View of air duct awaiting connection to thermal plant 

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Steel being fixed to form mixing pit near thermal plant

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 Shredder to break down clay soil prior to thermal treatment


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Sediment in former plant area awaiting treatment

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Old foundations in the former plant area requiring removal

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Roller compacting materials to form a water holding lagoon 

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Trimming steel for the dam between the lagoons and river

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This bird egg hatched safely following a brief stop to work