Smelly steelworks

SMELL: Maintenance work at the Whyalla Steelworks is the cause of an unpleasant odour currently impacting on residents, according to Liberty Primary Steel.
SMELL: Maintenance work at the Whyalla Steelworks is the cause of an unpleasant odour currently impacting on residents, according to Liberty Primary Steel.

An unpleasant odour impacting on east Whyalla residents over the past 24 hours is a result of maintenance work being undertaken at the Whyalla Steelworks.

This is according to Liberty Primary Steel, who recently released a statement stating that the odour coincided with an essential cleanout and transfer of material from a section of the Steelworks' gas main.

"This work was planned in conjunction with other site stoppages and has unfortunately occurred during mostly still wind conditions, allowing odour from the activity to impact on residents," they said.

"LPS sincerely apologises to the community for the odour and any impact it has had on residents.

"It has taken immediate steps to minimise the effect during the remainder of the activity, which is expected to conclude by Thursday morning. Further methods are now also being investigated to prevent a future reoccurrence.

"LPS recognises that odours from the Steelworks occasionally impact on the community under certain weather conditions, and will continue to take steps to minimise such events.

"Should any residents have concerns or queries regarding the performance of our operations, please contact Community & Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Denise Sharp on 0447 039 358 or email denise.sharp@gfgalliance.com."