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6.2.10. Air Quality
This section outlines the methods that may be employed to mitigate the impacts predicted to take place as a result of the proposed plant and mining operations.
Air quality management of on-site activity, although geared at the reduction of off-site impacts, can also be a measure of improving occupational exposure. The following sections details best management practice principles which should be deployed in order to best manage the air quality impact resulting from on-site activity.
The management control measures are outlined as follows:
The watering of roads reduces the amount of dust generated as a result of vehicle entrainment. As the amount of water required may vary from month to month due to the changes in potential evaporation rates for that period, the rate of water application would need to be altered for each month of the year. In the event that the acquisition of water for the use as a dust suppressant is not possible, the following alternative methods can be deployed:
The minimum amount of material required should be stored in stockpiles and piles should not be left to stand for very long periods. The erection of wind breaks / fences is an additional method of controlling wind blown dust at storage piles. The windbreak should ideally be as high as the storage pile and placed with reference to prevailing wind conditions.