Safety, Health and Environmental Management Plan for Works within the Botany Basin Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area
From time to time, Orica receives enquiries about undertaking subsurface works (e.g. dewatering or excavation of site) in areas around the Botany Industrial Park, and the management of Orica-related contamination found in soil or groundwater on the properties. Orica has prepared a generic document that contains some safety, health and environmental (SH&E) information to assist owners/operators of properties within the Botany Basin Groundwater Extraction Exclusion Area (GEEA) (or Zone 1 of Botany Sands Aquifer Management Area as set out by the NSW Office of Water) in undertaking such works. As this is a generic document only, it must be customised and updated by the user to meet the needs and constraints of specific works to be undertaken at the specific location, associated hazards and risks, as well as any changes in legislation and knowledge related to contamination.
Distribution of Contamination Plumes in Shallow Groundwater
For images of the inferred distribution of contaminated shallow groundwater in the Botany Basin GEEA, refer to below. These figures are extracted from the quarterly Groundwater Cleanup Plan Progress Report. Each of these figures shows the concentration of a particular contaminant measured at the shallowest well screen/port of each of the sampled monitoring locations (the figures are updated annually; the most recent figures are derived from the groundwater monitoring event in June 2009):
For further enquiries regarding planning safety, health and environmental management for your subsurface work in the Botany Basin GEEA, please contact any of the following people during business hours Monday to Friday:
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Mr Erwin Benker, Ph.D.
Head Metro Contaminated Sites
(02) 9995 5607
South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service
Mr Santo Cannata
Senior Environmental Health Officer & Business Coordinator
(02) 9382 8333
NSW Office of Water (part of NSW Department of Primary Industries)
Mr Greg Russell