BITUMEN EMULSION PLANT
CHARTERS TOWERS, QLD
The bitumensealing of military airfields and taxiways was an essential requirements for many airfields in Queensland during WWII. One of these Bitumen Emulsion plants was erected by the Queensland Main Road Commission at Charters Towers west of Townsville.
Other bitumen emulsion plants were established at Mount Isa and at Oonoonba in Townsville. These plants were operated under license from and under the technical direction of Emoleum Ltd.
The History of the Queensland Main Roads Commission during World War II 1939 - 1945
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