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Air Quality

BlueScope Steel remains committed to reducing air emissions and improving air quality in the communities in which we operate.

While air emissions are not a significant issue at many of the Company's sites around the world, we recognise that our two integrated steelworks, located at Port Kembla in Australia and at Glenbrook in New Zealand, have an impact on air quality.

Due to the nature of the steelmaking process and the sheer size of the operations at these sites, air pollutants such as oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, greenhouse gases, dust and odours have the potential to impact on our communities.

Levels of these emissions are influenced by production levels and may vary due to changing measurement protocols and estimation techniques.

Air emissions from our sites have been reduced through the extensive installation of pollution control equipment, operational changes, improved practices and procedures, sealing of roads, and the installation of truck washers and stockpile sprays.

Emissions to Air, Tonnes Fine Particulate (PM10) Emissions to Air, Tonnes Sulphur Dioxide. Emissions to Air, Tonnes Oxides of Nitrogen.