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Feb, 2018

Environmentally Mine – Part 4

Environmental legislation Let’s look at State and Territory laws that can impact on our mining activities. This is the main environmental legislation we have to comply with. State and territory legislation The most important state and territory environmental legislation is their respective environmental protection Acts, or those Acts of similar title. I [...]
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Feb, 2018

Environmentally Mine – Part 3

Environmental Legislation Let’s look at International and Commonwealth laws that can impact on our mining activities. I hope that you find this riveting stuff! Legislation background Historically, Australian environmental issues were seen as the responsibility of the states and territories. However, the Commonwealth Government is increasing its environm [...]
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Feb, 2018

Environmentally Mine – Part 2

What does good Environmental Management and a newspaper have in common? In the last edition we explored what the Environment is and why we should minimise any impact on it. To do this we need to Manage our activities using a Management System. The environment is integral to our existence, essential to our long-term survival and wellbeing. Managers, enginee [...]
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Feb, 2018

Environmentally Mine – Part 1

What's All This Environmental Business All About? Over the next few issues I will be covering the basics of environmental management. All mining operations have some impact on the environment. In fact all activities by human beings have an impact on the environment and our mining operations are just one of many. Mining Operations require us to manage a lo [...]
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Nov, 2017

Rain, Rain go away!

The wet season has started in Northern Australia. This again brings into focus the need to ensure that your fuel storage bund remains free of rainwater to maintain the design bund capacity. The Australian Standard AS 1940 - 2017 Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids requires the Bund Drain Valve to be locked at all times except when it i [...]
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Nov, 2017

NSW EPA on the warpath for illegal waste disposal practices

A recent news story reveals that the NSW EPA has been involved in 3 separate prosecutions regarding illegal waste dumping over the past year. One involves a waste recycling company who has allegedly exceeded their license for the volume of waste it can treat at a specific site. The second involves a waste company illegally spreading contaminated mulch on fa [...]
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Nov, 2017

Diploma of Environmental Management is a launching pad for University

Some of the students who have completed the 10287NAT Diploma of Environmental Management may be interested in furthering their academic career by pursuing a Bachelor of Environmental Management at university. Absorb has just been notified that the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) has agreed to articulate students into the USC's Bachelor of Environmental [...]
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Nov, 2017

Absorb Training Calendar January 2018 to June 2018

10287NAT Diploma of Environmental Management Nationally Accredited Training Course Schedule - Classroom Delivery Course Code Location Start Date Finish Date SYD 20 Sydney 19/02/2018  23/02/2018 BNE 21 Brisbane 26/02/2018 02/03/2018  MEL 22 Melbourne 19/03/2018 23/03/2018  BNE 23 Brisbane 16/04/2018 20/04/2018  [...]
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Sep, 2017

Tyre Mountain to go!

A used tyre dumpsite is in the process of being removed from a location in country Victoria. This collection of 9 million tyres is thought to be the 4th largest collection of tyres in the world. The Victorian Government has decided to remove this dump as it represents a high risk of fire. Tyre fires are particularly difficult to extinguish and are usually l [...]
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Sep, 2017

Environmental Offender imprisoned for 4 months in QLD

A recent news story reveals that another person has joined the list of people who have been imprisoned for Environmental Offences. In this case the offender was a manager of a sand and rock quarry.  The offences relate to falsification of details supplied in an application for two Environmental Authorities (EA’s). The nature of the falsification involved [...]
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