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Meeting with City of Cape Town Stakeholders

Meeting with City of Cape Town, Department of Housing Development and other stakeholders. The visit included a plant tour and a presentation illustrating plant operation. The stakeholders were also introduced to the newly developed website which is scheduled for launch within June 2014....

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20 June
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Effluent spill investigation

The Hout Bay Fishmeal Factory appointed SRK Consulting to conduct an independent investigation in order to determine the root cause for the numerous reported effluent spills into the harbour. Upon completion of the investigation the report, which will make recommendations regarding corrective action, will be...

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06 June
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Welcome to the Hout Bay Fishmeal Factory website

Dear Stakeholder It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Hout Bay Fishmeal Factory website which was developed in order to facilitate better communication between the fishmeal plant management, the local community as well as interested stakeholders. This website was developed in a relatively...

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28 May
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Site Visit

Unannounced plant inspection by Licensing Officer, Phumela Hoza, who responded to odour complaints that were received at her office. She reported that she detected the typical fish processing smell which was not considered offensive....

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23 May
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Submission of LT Drier Incident report

Submission of LT Drier incident report, to the City of Cape Town, which detailed the implemented corrective and preventative action. The incident showed that the correct safety protocols were previously employed, however further controls were implemented....

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13 May
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Black smoke incident

Observed black smoke incident during start-up, which is as per normal operation and in-line with legislation for oil fired boilers. The factory management reported this to the licensing authority of the City of Cape Town....

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12 May
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Breakdown reported of Drier Server Motor

The LT Drier was found to be problematic during start-up and investigations showed that there was a breakdown of the server motor which was replaced. The server malfunction resulted in the incorrect ratio of fuel and air and this resulted in black smoke generation. Although...

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02 May
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LT Drier Dust Emission Incident

Production resulted in the trigger of the safety mechanism for the LT Drier. This resulted in it automatically opening its lid, due to the detected internal pressure reaching a critical safety level. The automatic preventative action resulted in no damage to any equipment. The incident...

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27 April
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Site Visit

There was an unannounced site visit by Ian Gildenhuys from the City of Cape Town. He responded to numerous odour complaints that he received at his office and reported that while he did detect a smell when driving into Hout Bay, he could not get...

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11 April
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