LANXESS (Pty) Ltd. invests in a groundwater remediation project in Durban

Bayer and LANXESS (Pty) Ltd, have been involved in an on-going pump & treat remediation project at the Merebank plant. The project includes continuous monitoring of the system to give an indication of the quality and quantity of contaminant removed and, ultimately, clear the contamination from the groundwater. The project has been successfully operating in accordance with its design parameters and the interim remediation objectives are being met.

Significant volumes of contaminated underground water have been extracted in the last seven years, following the installation of a state of the art 'Pump and Treat' remediation system at the LANXESS Merebank plant in June 2008.

Large amounts of resources have been invested into the designing of the remediation system and its installation under the supervision of local and international experts, following extensive scientific investigations into the historic groundwater contamination. enters seventh year of operation.

All relevant stakeholders, including local authorities and  the Merebank community are regularly kept informed about the Remediation Project. The project has become a case study of interest both locally and abroad.

LANXESS Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd. addresses water needs in the Rustenburg local schools

LANXESS Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd. commissioned the installation of water tanks with a total water storage capacity of 15 000 litres at local schools in the mines labour sending area of Photsaneng, Rusternburg, North West.

The water tanks will address the provision of water for domestic consumption and personal hygiene in terms of the Water Services Authority’s by-laws and contribute to the community’s living standards.

The project is part of the mine’s corporate responsibility which addresses the need to build the society’s economic capacity in order to improve its future and the quality of life of the communities in which we operate through sustainable empowerment via socio-economic upliftment projects.

Speaking on behalf of Royal Bafokeng Administration, Mr. Gabriel Khunou applauded LANXESS for supplying the necessary infrastructure to enable the school to run its day-to-day business, saying, “The launch of this project also means that the schools should adopt hygiene practices that will help them realise the health benefits of water supply and sanitation improvements.

Hygiene promotion and education is a key component of the effort to achieve these health benefits, including the reduction of absenteeism and minimal disruptions of school periods.”


Morgan Govender

Morgan Govender
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