Resolving quarry dust issues in Christchurch

All of the Yaldhurst-based quarries in Christchurch have upped their game since a report showed nuisance dust was an issue.

In June, a report was released after a four-month air quality monitoring programme in Yaldhurst which showed no serious public health risk from airborne dust, but that nuisance dust could be an issue from time to time.

The programme, run by Environment Canterbury with the Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch City Council also involved, led to Environment Canterbury calling for better dust management by quarry operators.

Environment Canterbury chief operating officer Nadeine Dommisse said quarry dust management hadn’t been good enough in the past.

Read the Yaldhurst Air Quality Monitoring Summary Report: 22 December – 21 April 2018 pdf