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Your common garden car park, with trees scattered about in island beds.

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Structural Soil – A Tree’s Bff!

In his determination to prove there are indeed environmentally sustainable aggregate applications, Bill Langer almost picked a domestic “fight” with his wife – intellectual, of course! The bone of contention: structural soil – in a car park, no less! Read more »
Groundwork Plus uses unmanned robotic vehicles to carry out bathymetric surveys of dams.

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Robotic solution to dangerous dam surveys

Groundwork Plus offers a solution to the time consuming and potentially dangerous task of surveying dams. Read more »
Boral’s Reedy Creek quarry will now go ahead after intervention by the Queensland Government.

Minister grants go-aheads to quarries

Despite community and local council opposition, approvals for the Reedy Creek and the Mt Cotton quarries have been granted. Read more »
Conveyor hoods and covers are recommended to mitigate dust emissions.

Managing your assets against dust

Silicosis is one of the three most prevalent occupationally-related dust diseases in Australia. Analysis confirmed more than 1000 pneumoconiosis-related fatalities occurred from 1979 to 2002, 56 per cent of which were caused by asbestosis, 38 per cent by silicosis and six per cent by coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP). Read more »
Nubian goats are amongst the flock grazing at a former Californian sand mine.

Environmentally friendly goats employed in quarry

Goats may be the new employees of the future for quarries if a rehabilitation project in the US defies the sceptics. Read more »
The Dustbuster pump is capable of flows of up to 2900 litres per minute, with operating  pressures of up to 100psi.

Tanker pump offers dust solution for haul roads

Leading pump supplier offers dust solutions for quarry and construction sites. Read more »
RST applies heavy water solution into Boral’s haul road watering program to mitigate excessive dust caused by damaged or unsealed haul roads.

Dust is busted at West Burleigh Quarry

A southeast Queensland Boral operator employs a dust suppression contractor to reduce its dust emissions – with excellent results. Read more »
Before: GVW’s Shepparton wastewater treatment plant was considered odorous and unsustainable.

Demystifying sustainability for business improvement

It is very easy for businesses to confuse sustainability with broader environmental issues and debates and to completely rule it out of their operations. Nick Fleming explains why sustainability should not be feared and how it can be utilised to improve the bottom line. Read more »
Dust monitors are increasingly being used to ensure that quarries comply with dust control measures.

Sustaining environmental management through training

In line with requests from its members, the IQA later this month conducts two PDP workshops on environmental management. Facilitator Clayton Hill explains why environmental considerations are becoming ingrained in a quarry’s daily operations and why they cannot be ignored. Read more »
Before: A mobile plant and stockpile “choking” in dust contamination.

Orange oil, foam key agents in war against dust

A dust suppressing foam technology is just what the doctor ordered for reducing airborne dust emissions, improving worker health and safety. Read more »
Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression systems are designed to provide vital fire risk management for quarry mobile plant and equipment.

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Fire expert provides vital protection at Boral quarries

A supplier of fire safety equipment for mobile plant has demonstrated its wares in 57 Boral sites throughout Australia. Read more »
Aaron Bonanno. Photo: Sydney Morning Herald.

Take me to the moon

Basalt from a Kulnura quarry on New South Wales’ central coast is taking a young Australian university student to California to present his research at the American Society for Civil Engineers at the Earth and Space 2012 conference. Read more »


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