$1 million investment; capital works improvements at Incitec Pivot
THE future of Portland’s Incitec Pivot plant appears rosy with plans for a $1 million capital works project.
Plant manager David Humphrey also said the plant will continue to operate seven-days-a-week until at least October this year.
The plans for the capital works project include a 150,000 litre stormwater capture and recycling plant to prevent stormwater contaminated by fertiliser and nutrients entering the ocean.
The plans were released by Mr Humphrey at Thursday’s Incitec Pivot community consultation group meeting.
The improvements come in the wake of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issuing a notice to Incitec Pivot Limited last year for the company to eliminate fertiliser spillage, to ensure water leaving the Portland site is not contaminated.
At last September’s community consultation meeting, the meeting was told that plant management was working with the EPA to ensure this would be the case.