Keeping It Clean: Dust Suppression and Water Recycling
May 24, 2022
One of Neptune’s top priorities is ensuring the materials we transport are handled safely and stay within our terminal. The best way to control any dust generated by the steelmaking coal we work with is with water.
At our terminal we use:
Strategically places automated spray poles
Yard sprays, which are like large sprinklers
Water cannons, operated by hand
Water added along conveyor transfer points
Water sprays on our stacker reclaimers
A water truck to keep roadways clean
Mandatory wheel washes, at each entrance, which remove dust from wheels and the undercarriage of any vehicles leaving the site
A car rinse upon exiting the terminal
Neptune is committed to a safe and healthy environment for our terminal team, and nearby businesses and homes. All of our systems are consistently monitored for maximum efficacy. We also recycle water by cleaning and reusing it: in April alone, we recycled over 224,000 litres!