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Jemena completes NSW gasworks clean up

Jemena has finalised remediation works at the former Clyde Street gasworks in Newcastle after investing more than $11.5 million on the project.

The company acquired the Clyde Street gasworks, also known as the Newcastle Gasworks, in 2006 as part of a larger corporate transaction, with the site being in operation from 1913 to 1985 and having historical contamination.

Jemena project director Oliver King said the project would now move into a monitoring phase.

“Our next step is to demobilise the site, retaining a skeleton staff who will monitor the effectiveness of the controls we’ve put in place. The monitoring data will be provided to the independent EPA-accredited site auditor as part of the statutory audit process,” King said.

Jemena has remediated the Clyde Street site to a commercial-industrial standard using an EPA approved cap and contain methodology.

King added that the company hasn’t made any plans in relation to the future use of the site, with it open for discussion between local businesses and developers.

The company began the remediation project in October 2019, following several years of planning and investigations, community consultation and the granting of consent from the New South Wales Government.

Ford Civil Contracting was appointed for the works, which involved the installation of a 510m subterranean wall to redirect groundwater flow away from contaminated materials.

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