Reporting & Notification Portal

Environmental Consultation,Reporting & Notification Portal

This webpage publicly presents information about our environmental plans and performance consistent with our commitment to transparency.

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1.    Consultation on our environmental plans and projects
1.1. Environmental Management Plans

At Nyrstar Port Pirie, we prepare a range of plans covering environmental management. The following plans are available on request.

  • Community Engagement Plan
  • Dust Management Plan
  • Lead in Air Monitoring and Reporting Plan
  • Ground Level Particulate and Sulphur Dioxide Monitoring and Reporting Plan
  • Lead in Air Monitoring and Reporting Plan
1.2. Environment Improvement Programme

Nyrstar’s Environment Improvement Plan was approved by the EPA SA  (Environment Protection Authority) on 22 December 2020. This plan is available on request.

1.3. Proposed Site Trials or Process Changes

There are no proposed site trials or process changes at present.

Please contact us by email on PortPirie.Environment@nyrstar.com to find out more.

2.    Environmental Performance Reports

The following reports provide an overview of our environmental performance:

  • Quarterly Environment Report
  • Annual Environment Report

If you would like more information please feel free to contact us on:  

PortPirie.Environment@nyrstar.com

3.    Community Notifications

Monitoring data is publicly available on:  Pi in the Sky website click here

3.1. Water Quality Notifications

Water quality is above the reporting threshold for Copper at the ‘1M Flume’, which is the point of discharge to First Creek.

Nyrstar has a project underway and expects the issue to be resolved in 2021.

3.2. Air Quality Notifications

3.2.1. Lead in Air Limits

Lead in air concentration was below the 0.4 µg/m3 annual average limit at Pirie West compliance monitor on 31 March 2021.

Lead in air concentration was below the 0.4 µg/m3 annual average limit at Oliver Street compliance monitor on 31 March 2021.

3.2.2. Lead in Air Targets

Annual Average

Lead-in-air at the Ellen Street monitor was over the 1.6 µg/m3 annual average target on 31 December 2020.

Lead-in-air at the Boat Ramp monitor was over the 0.6 µg/m3 annual average target on 31 December 2020.

Three Month Average

Lead in air concentration was below the three-month average targets at Pirie West School, Oliver Street, Ellen Street and the Boat Ramp on 31 March2021.

3.2.3. Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Investigations

Daily Average

There have not been any exceedances of the 0.08 ppm 24-hour average investigation trigger in the past month.

Annual Average

There have not been any exceedances of the 0.02 ppm 12-month average investigation trigger in the past month.

3.2.4. Dust (PM10) Investigations

Daily Average

There were two exceedances of the 50 microgram per cubic metre 24-hour average investigation trigger in the past month.

On 19 May 2021, the daily average dust (PM10) concentration exceeded the EPA licence criteria of 50 micrograms per cubic metre.  The elevated dust levels occurred during strong northerly winds (up to 9 metres per second)

On 24 May 2021, the daily average dust (PM10) concentration exceeded the EPA licence criteria of 50 micrograms per cubic metre.  The elevated dust levels occurred during strong northerly winds (up to 10 metres per second).

4.    Contact for more information

We are happy to share this information with the community to promote transparency and engagement. For more information on any of the plans or reports listed above, or if you would like more information about any of the data or notifications referenced here, please contact:

PortPirie.Environment@nyrstar.com


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