Improving air quality

Industry recognises community concerns around dust and has invested heavily over the past decade to implement leading dust mitigation measures.

PHIC and its members have committed to achieving a zero-net increase in emissions even if iron ore exports increase and are spending millions of dollars on dust mitigation to support this commitment.

This is in addition to a range of existing dust control measures and leading dust management practices, which include:

  • Dust elimination – which focuses on the control of dust being generated, such as moisture control of the product for storage and handling, water spray systems at key operational areas.
  • Engineering or infrastructure controls such as enclosed conveyors and ship loader chutes, wind fences, vegetation barriers, and sealing major traffic areas to reduce dust emissions.
  • Administrative controls including policies, plans, procedures, and work instructions used by personnel to ensure effective management of materials.



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