Welcome, the purpose of this site is to provide information about Orica's various cleanup projects occurring or proposed at Botany.
These projects are listed to the right. Orica is committed to resolving legacy issues to ensure that they are not passed on to future generations.
During former operations at the Botany site, contamination of soil and groundwater occurred as a result of manufacturing activities when environmental standards, regulations, and understanding were not of today's standards. Orica regrets the contamination and is committed to implementing a range of remediation projects that address the land and groundwater contamination, and to destroy waste stored at the Botany site.
Through ongoing discussion with the community and regulatory authorities Orica seeks to ensure that the planning and delivery of these projects meets the expectations of all stakeholders.
In addition to specific projects listed on the top right hand column, Orica plans to clean up unused land that it owns at Botany Industrial Park (BIP) and return these parcels to beneficial use. Orica lands at Botany are zoned for industrial use and Orica's intention is that future uses will remain for industrial or commercial purposes.
The operation of the ChlorAlkali Plant, which produces chlorine, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite and ferric chloride, and the Groundwater Treatment Plant (including treated water reuse) are Orica's key ongoing operations at Botany. Various soil remediation and waste management projects are underway as described in this website.
Overview of the Botany Transformation Projects
The following table provides a useful summary of the Botany Transformation Projects as of February 2011 it is accompanied by a map of the BIP and Southlands.
Botany Transformation Projects Summary Table & Map
(currently being updated) (3.2 MB)