Flinders Power dust suppressant application complete

SUPPRESSANT: An image showing the completion of the dust suppressant application at the Flinders Power site. PHOTO: Flinders Power.

SUPPRESSANT: An image showing the completion of the dust suppressant application at the Flinders Power site. PHOTO: Flinders Power.

ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority (EPA) and Flinders Power have both confirmed that the application of the dust suppressant on the former power stations site was completed on Wednesday January 25.

Flinders Power’s aerial application process was achieved two days prior to the completion date required by the EPA.

The EPA issued an Environment Protection Order (EPO) to the Flinders Power, giving the company the responsibility to manage the site’s 220 hectare ash dam.

EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli said Flinders Power have demonstrated a commitment to satisfy the EPO.

“The EPA is continuing to monitor air quality around Port Augusta and I expect to receive a final report from Flinders Power next week,” Mr Circelli said.

51 loads of aerial suppressant were made on Tuesday January 24, before the remaining loads were released on Wednesday.

Mr Circelli said the EPA gave Flinders Power until January 28 to complete the dust suppressant work after heavy rainfall had delayed the application process.

Flinders Power released a statement on January 25, suggesting the long-term dust suppression solution of loading topsoil onto the ash storage area surface is underway.

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