Fears for Kumphawapi stream after copper ore spill

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Re: Fears for Kumphawapi stream after copper ore spill

Post by Soonsoon » September 3, 2017, 10:28 am

wazza wrote:
September 3, 2017, 9:28 am
If 1 spill of this causes a heavy metal contamination issue.

WTF is happening at their loading yard on the Thai side. Ring road off the Friendship Bridge that links onto Highway 2. On the left side.

Ground Zero ?
It wouldn't be unloaded from the half heights that it travels in Wazza, they would be loaded at the mine site, taken off on the Thai side and reloaded onto "Linehaul trucks".
I have just finished managing the same logistics exercise for a company here in Qld and instead of half height containers we used General Purpose containers on triple roadtrains. Second load... back trailer on the triple flips over, all contained, crane lifts it back on, no spill. They are using half height containers as they are loading it in bulk at the port end . My view... Should be in General purpose containers not half heights.

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Re: Fears for Kumphawapi stream after copper ore spill

Post by wazza » September 3, 2017, 10:49 am

Ahh right o

cheers, good to clarify this one for the uninitiated

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Re: Fears for Kumphawapi stream after copper ore spill

Post by tamada » September 3, 2017, 1:39 pm

Reassuring to know that potentially hazardous materials are being hauled by a reputable haulier. The Linfox trucks I have encountered have never been rear-bumper riders, high-speed overtakers or undertakers (pardon the pun) and it seems that nationwide, their depots appear to have at least one decent, working pressure washer that is used often. The DHL trucks that haul for Big C look similarly clean and controlled. Pity about Somchai & Dek's fleet of sip-lors though. The scariest ones are the overloaded, rusted-out low-loaders carrying all sorts of heavy plant without a chain or turnbuckle in sight. I know as lot of people think Thailand sucks but evidenced by the loading practices just mentioned, I guess gravity is just so much stronger here.

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