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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (18 February) . .

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(17) The EPA is not aware of any formal odour assessment being carried out at the methane plant. To date there have not been specific complaints about the plant and Remondis have not notified the EPA of any odour issues associated with the operation.

(18) Works for the A2AC leachate transfer pipe comprised excavating a trench with a width of approx 1m and to an approx depth of 0.5m. A clay capping layer was then backfilled/placed in the trench and the pipeline installed within the capping layer. Works were completed in stages with excavation commencing 4 December 2015 and completed 18 December 2015 - works were progressively excavated and capped in 50 to 100m lengths. The majority of capping was completed on the 18 December 2015. EPA visited the landfill on 23 December 2015 where it was discovered that some material was left uncovered. The landfill operator was immediately instructed by the EPA to cover up the old waste which was completed by 24 December 2015. Works during January/February 2016 comprised concrete headwall construction into the leachate dam and installation of flowmetres and inspection points along with final clay capping over the pipeline. Odour monitoring was carried out at various times during December 2015 and January 2016. The monitoring was undertaken at the following locations: -

1. adjacent to the works,

2. at the Mugga Lane RMC boundaries,

3. along Mugga Lane/Long Gully Road; and

4. within the suburbs of Fadden / Macarthur / the surrounding "Hills" areas.

Whilst general "landfill/putrescible waste" odour was detected adjacent to the works (within a 100m radius), no odour was detected at locations 2, 3 and 4 above.

Canberra Olympic Pool—water leaks (Question No 670)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 11 February 2016:

(1) In what year was the Canberra Olympic Pool first opened.

(2) When was the Canberra Olympic Pool first filled.

(3) When were leaks at the pool first identified.

(4) How much water has been lost over the life of the pool.

(5) What effort have been made to identify structural damage caused by the leaks.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Construction of the Canberra Olympic Pool was completed in late 1955 and the facility was 'officially' opened on 28 January 1956.


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