Alcoa - Mandogalup operations

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[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 22 November 2011]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton

ALCOA — MANDOGALUP OPERATIONS

4844. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Planning

In regard to the operation of Alcoa near Mandogalup, please outline the following —

(1) When does the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) anticipate that Area F in the Alcoa
Residue Storage Area will be closed and how certain is any projected closure date?

(2) How does the WAPC anticipate Area F will be rehabilitated?

(3) Have a range of alternative rehabilitation initiatives been explored that may eliminate perceived dust
problems fast?

(4) If yes to (3), how have they been considered?

Hon HELEN MORTON replied:

(1) The closure date of Area F is the responsibility of Alcoa.

(2) The rehabilitation of Area F is the responsibility of Alcoa. It is understood that Alcoa is preparing a
Long Term Residue Management Strategy for its Mandogalup site.

(3) Refer to answers (1) and (2) above.

(4) Refer to answers (1) and (2) above.