Climate Change Conference (COP26)
Industrial Process Water Overview
Managed Aquifer Recharge
Marine (Cockburn Sound)
- Model report link
In decades long since passed by, when industrial practices and regulatory oversight were a long way from being as advanced as they are today, chemical plumes within the groundwater under the industrial area were formed. These legacy plumes are an unfortunate part of our industrial history.
Much attention has been focused on managing the plumes over the past 20 or more years. In many cases it was deemed better to contain the plumes within their existing locations while biological processes reduced their extent, so that over time they may be fully eliminated. Other plumes require physical extraction and this is done via continuously pumping bores to extract the contaminated groundwater, and clean it up.
The overall purpose of remediation, whichever method is used, is to ensure that plumes do not reach Cockburn Sound via the normal groundwater flows.
PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966
Tel: (08) 9419 1855
Acknowledgement of Country
Kwinana Industries Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country, the Nyoongar people and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.