FLINDERS POWER MEDIA STATEMENT – 1/5/18
Flinders Power says that while it is confident that its strategy for remediation – including extensive revegetation – at the Augusta Power Stations site is the right one, controlling dust under extreme conditions remains a challenge.
With high winds forecast for the coming weekend, daily operation of water carts will be strengthened on site to control any dust lift off. In addition, sprinklers will be in operation on the former coal stockpile to control any residual coal dust.
These precautions will continue to operate throughout the summer period.
Dust continues to be actively monitored through visual observation and real-time dust monitors; and when severe weather conditions are forecast or emerge suddenly – as they did last month – additional actions are undertaken.
Flinders Power says it has made good progress with the topsoil sealing and vegetation across the vast ash storage area.
While germination has progressed (see photo below ) following recent rain, more rain is required for plant growth to advance.
Independent ecological experts are confident that – with time – a good coverage of vegetation will be achieved across the site.
Media Contact: Chris Rann