CICCC Update—5 March 2019 Meeting

Sparge Curtain upgrade

The 2019 HSEQ Improvement/Action Plan contains an item “Review and upgrade Air Sparge” (dependent on EPA discussions). Community Member Faye Simpson sought advice on the reason for this item. Phil Jones advised that the sparge curtain intercepts the flow of contaminated ground water from the site, associated with past industrial uses. The flow is towards the Maribyrnong River, and is quite slow. The Sparge curtain works by passing a stream of air bubbles up through the strata carrying the contaminated soil. However the sparge curtain injection system is quite old, is severely degraded and requires replacement.

Advertisement for new community members

The advertisement for new community members will be placed in local newspapers in the coming month.

Next meeting of the CICCC

The next meeting will be held at the Terminals Site Office at McKenzie Road, Coode Island, on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 3pm.

Robin Saunders, Chair CICCC, 8/04/2019