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Former ChlorAlkali Plant Remediation Project Fact Sheet - Updated April 2016 (PDF 414KB)
Former ChlorAlkali Plant Operation and Demolition Fact Sheet (PDF 268.9KB)
Investigating Mercury Contamination 2006 - 2009 Fact Sheet (PDF 331.3KB)
NSW Department of Health Fact Sheet on Mercury
On 30 April 2012 Orica submitted a Groundwater Monitoring Plan to the NSW EPA for annual monitoring for mercury in groundwater. The first round of groundwater sampling under the Plan was carried out in December 2012.
Annual monitoring reports are available below.
Baseline Monitoring Event – December 2012 (PDF 4.3MB)
Groundwater Monitoring Event – December 2013 (PDF 3MB)
Groundwater Monitoring Event - December 2014 (PDF 7.2MB)
Groundwater Monitoring Event - December 2015 (PDF 4.7MB)
RAP for Block A and M – July 2012 (PDF 3.4MB)
RAP for Block G - July 2012 (PDF 8.2MB)
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The FCAP Project is overseen by a NSW EPA-accredited Site Auditor, Mr Chris Jewell. He has prepared the following Site Audits:
Site Audit Blocks A and M, Former ChlorAlkali Plant, Botany Industrial Park - December 2013 (PDF 4.9MB)
Site Audit Excavation of Shallow Impacted Soils, Block G, Former ChlorAlkali Plant, Botany Industrial Park - January 2014 (PDF 4.9MB)
On 2 May 2013 Orica held two community information sessions to share information about the FCAP Remediation Project and seek community feedback.
Poster presentations from Community Information Sessions:
Remediation Options Appraisal Report (ROAR) – 16 April 2012 (PDF 2MB)
ROAR Peer Review undertaken by Kendrick Jalgal of AECOM based in the USA – 23 April 2012 (PDF 108.5KB)
ROAR community feedback summary – June 2012 (PDF 126.3KB)
In 2008 a Human Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HHERA) was prepared to assess the potential risks to human health and the environment associated with mercury in soil and groundwater. Details are provided in a Fact Sheet. (PDF 331.3KB)
In late 2012 the NSW EPA requested a review of the 2008 HHERA in order to consider more recent monitoring and toxicity data and a revision to the National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) for Assessment of Contaminated Sites.
The Revised HHERA has been reviewed by the NSW EPA and is provided below.
FCAP Human Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HHERA) - 20 June 2013 (PDF 877.6KB)
FCAP HHERA - Figures (PDF 10MB)
Prof Brian Priestly of Monash University prepared an independent review of the original HHERA and has also conducted a review of the updated HHERA.
Peer Review of 2013 HHERA (PDF 108.1KB)
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