At 1:15pm on Wednesday 30th September 2015 the Qenos Plastics site experienced a power failure. The plant's automated shutdown system operated as designed, including activation of the ground flare and the plant emergency alarm.
The fire brigade attended the site and changed the status to 'false alarm' once advised that the ground flare had activated and that there had not been an emergency event.
Time: 1:15 pm
In October 2017 contractors from Coffey Environments Pty Ltd will be out in the northern part of Altona sampling groundwater. This regular monitoring work is being done on behalf of Dow Chemical to help assess the performance of groundwater remediation systems in place on the company’s manufacturing site.
If you have any questions or for more information please contact:
Taimor Hazou at Dow Chemical, Public Affairs
+61 3 9956 7593 or email@example.com
Qenos has completed the maintenance of the Olefins site SCAL-1 plant over the weekend of 7th and 8th October and will be restarting the plant over the next two to three days.
The flare will be in operation during the start up and will be managed to minimise the community impact.
Flares are used to safely burn waste gases which cannot be recovered or recycled in the processing plants. Further information about flares at Altona can be found on the Qenos website