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Dust storm from oxidation pond dampened down


Media statement 13 December 2002

Dust storm from oxidation pond dampened down

Dust clouds have caused some concern in Bromley this week as the Council excavates sand from the bottom of the No 1 oxidation pond as part of the next stage of the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade. Strong nor’west winds whipped sand away from the excavation on Wednesday, causing a dust storm across Dyers Road.

The council contractor, who was not working at the site that day, has now got most of the dust under control by allowing water into the pond in areas where excavation has been completed. A potential dust problem from the stockpile area has been averted by covering the stockpile with topsoil as they go.

Mike Bourke, the City Water and Wastes Operations Manager, said it was pleasing that the contractor responded immediately to the issue on Wednesday, but with a 40 hectare work site it will be a challenge in strong winds to keep the situation totally under control.

Due to the good drying conditions, work on the No 1 oxidation pond is progressing ahead of schedule and the major excavation work is expected to be completed in February.

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