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Title: Emissions during the BHP Billiton mozal aluminium smelter Fume Treatment Centre (FTC) rebuild – A human health perspective
Authors: Wright, C
Keywords: Atmospheric emissions
BHP Billiton
Fume Treatment Centre (FTC)
Environmental risks
Human health risks
Carcinogens
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Cancer risks
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Wright, C. 2011. Emissions during the BHP Billiton mozal aluminium smelter Fume Treatment Centre (FTC) rebuild – A human health perspective. CSIR, Natural Resources and the Environment, Pretoria, February 2011
Series/Report no.: Worklist request;6491
Abstract: BHP Billiton Mozambique Aluminium Smelter (MOZAL) experienced structural damage to the Fume Treatment Centre (FTC) caused by unanticipated corrosion. As a result MOZAL was in the process of rebuilding the FTC, an exercise that entailed a bypass of the FTC to discharge emissions from the bake furnaces directly into the atmosphere via existing stacks. This process was likely to result in increased emissions into the atmosphere. Of concern were the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), of which some are probable human carcinogens. As a result MOZAL initiated a human health risk assessment (HHRA) study concerning this operation, in order to understand the potential health impacts on the surrounding communities, including Mahlampsene, Sikuama, Mussumbuluko, Djuba, Meluluane and Xinonankila. This report presents the results of the human health risk assessment for carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects.
Description: Copyright: 2011. CSIR, Natural Resources and the Environment
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5007
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