PAREPG response to an application by Terminals Ltd for a Fuel Storage Depot at Pelican Point

TitlePAREPG response to an application by Terminals Ltd for a Fuel Storage Depot at Pelican Point
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2011
Corporate AuthorsGroup PAREP
Date Published02/2011
Keywordsexplosion, fuel storage, Pelican Point, separation distance
Abstract

The response (to the SA Development Assessment Commission) argues that the application should be refused for the following reasons:
a. According to the Port Adelaide Enfield Development Plan the storage depot is located in the wrong zone.
b. The air quality modeling used to determine the levels of benzene (a petrol carcinogen) in residential areas has several deficiencies, and does not provide sufficiently strong evidence that the EPA's separation distance guideline(1500m) is inappropriate.
c. International evidence exists to demonstrate that a vapour explosion at the depot would have catastrophic effects in nearby residential areas
c. Storm water disposal and soils contamination problems of the site have not been adequately addressed.
d. The location of the proposed pipeline through Biodiversity Park is not well defined. It conflicts with Defence SA's proposed noise buffer and if laid through the park, the weeds generated would place an unacceptable strain on community resources.

URLhttp://www.parepg.org.au/sites/default/files/misc/TerminalsLtdFuelStorageApplication_PAREPGResponse.pdf