Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall

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Title: Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall
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Abstract:
Untreated, macerated wastewater effluent has been discharged to the sea at Davis Station since 2005, when the old wastewater treatment infrastructure was removed. This environmental assessment was instigated to guide the choice of the most suitable wastewater treatment facility at Davis. The assessment will support decisions that enable Australia to meet the standards set for the discharge of wastewaters in Antarctica in national legislation (Waste Management Regulations of the Antarctic Treaty Environmental Protection Act - ATEP) and to meet international commitments (the Madrid Protocol) and to meet Australia's aspirations to be a leader in Antarctic environmental protection. The overall objective was to provide environmental information in support of an operational infrastructure project to upgrade wastewater treatment at Davis. This information is required to ensure that the upgrade satisfies national legislation (ATEP/Waste Management Regulations), international commitments (the Madrid Protocol) and maintain the AAD's status as an international leader in environmental management. The specific objectives were to: 1. Wastewater properties: Determine the properties of discharged wastewater (contaminant levels, toxicity, microbiological hazards) as the basis for recommendations on the required level of treatment and provide further consideration of what might constitute adequate dilution and dispersal for discharge to the nearshore marine environment 2. Dispersal and dilution characteristics of marine environment: Assess the dispersing characteristics of the immediate nearshore marine environment in the vicinity of Davis Station to determine whether conditions at the existing site of effluent discharge are adequate to meet the ATEP requirement of initial dilution and rapid dispersal. 3. Environmental impacts: Describe the nature and extent of impacts to the marine environment associated with present wastewater discharge practices at Davis and determine whether wastewater discharge practices have adversely affected the local environment. 4. Evaluate treatment options: Evaluate the different levels of treatment required to mitigate and/or prevent various environmental impacts and reduce environmental risks. This is the master metadata record (master DIF) for the project. It is linked to many datasets ranging from biology to chemistry to oceanography.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20091101
Ending_Date: 20100331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 77.85883
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 78.08167
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.51921
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.65507
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Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3589
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3158
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jonny.stark@aad.gov.au
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Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
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Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120323
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140911
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JONATHAN SEAN STARK
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3589
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3158
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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