Environmental responsibility

Environmental improvement initiatives at BlueScope

Waste

Reducing hazardous waste to landfill at Hot Strip Mill

The process of grinding rolls from Port Kembla Steelworks Hot Strip Mill involves a recirculating water system with an additive that cools and lubricates the grinding wheel, while the water flushes away the metal shavings or debris (also known as swarf).

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Land Air

Minimising dust emissions from stockpiles in Ironmaking

The No. 4 Subs Area at Port Kembla Steelworks is used to temporarily store various materials used in operational processes by the Ironmaking department.

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Waste

Waste recovery and minimsation of filter cake

On World Environment Day 2015, the Port Kembla Steelworks Slabmaking Team was announced the winner of the inaugural BlueScope Environment Award for their project: Waste Recovery and Minimisation of Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) Filter Cake.

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