Nyrstar Port Pirie
The Port Pirie smelter has been in constant operation for over 127 years. It is an integrated multi-metals facility which has the capability to process a wide range of lead rich concentrates and smelting industry by-products.
The current Nyrstar licence expires on 30 June 2018 and the EPA is in the process of determining what conditions are appropriate for a 2-year interim licence, while it undertakes ongoing improvement programs.
When the ramp-up is near completion, the EPA will issue a new 10 year licence with stringent reductions in the allowable lead emissions.
EPA staff will be in Port Pirie on Monday and Tuesday 14–15 May 2018. If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment to speak to one of our staff, please contact us.
Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 May 2018
Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club
Main Road, Solomontown
Please make an appointment to speak to our staff. Tea and coffee will be provided, and a kids’ activity table will be set up to cater for parents bringing children.
RSVP: (08) 8124 4216 | email
For further information on EPA-related enquiries, please contact the EPA on 1800 729 175 or email.
For further information on health-related queries, please contact SA Health on (08) 8226 7100.
- Air quality learning & resources
- Air quality monitoring quarterly reports (Port Pirie emissions included as part of quarterly report)
- Ambient air quality in Port Pirie, South Australia: Monitoring campaign 2002–05
- Port Pirie Smelting Facility (Lead-In-Air Concentrations) Act 2013