Environmental responsibility

Environmental improvement initiatives at BlueScope

Air

Reduction in hydrogen sulfide from quenching process at Cokemaking

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Cokemaking improvements have reduced emissions generated when coke is cooled during the quenching process.

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Air

Environmental considerations for loading material at products berth

Various materials are loaded onto vessels at BlueScope’s products berth in Port Kembla harbour. The process requires consideration of appropriate management of environmental risks given the proximity to the harbour. For materials which contain fines, such as copper concentrate, even more stringent management is required, in particular around loading the material into the hold of a vessel. If the material was tipped from above the hold, dust emissions could be generated which could then fall onto docks or into the harbour.

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Air

Reduction in dust emissions from tipping rock slag

Rock slag is a very hot dry material that is generated during the Ironmaking process. This material is transported via truck from the Blast Furnace and stockpiled. Historically, dust emissions were generated when the material was tipped from the back of the truck. In order to supress dust emissions, recycled water was sprayed on the slag during tipping.

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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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