Monitoring the environment

Soil sampling data at the Morwell East air monitoring station


Guidelines referred to in this table

A = National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure – HIL: Residential–A* (mg/kg)
B = Soil hazard categorisation and management (EPA publication IWRG 621) – Fill material upper limits** (mg/kg)
* HIL: Residential A: Residential with garden/accessible soil (home grown produce <10% fruit and vegetable intake, no poultry); also includes childcare centres, preschools and primary schools.
** Fill material upper limits: These soils may be used anywhere within the State of Victoria without approval from EPA.

Guidelines Results
A B 10/6/15 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/6/15 (mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 6400 2400
Antimony (Sb) <5 <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5 <5
Barium (Ba) 46 11
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5 <5
Boron (B) 4500 <10 <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2 <0.2
Chromium (Cr) (total) 21 <5
Cobalt (Co) 100 <5 <5
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 <5 <5
Iron (Fe) 11000 4100
Lead (Pb) 300 300 10 7
Manganese (Mn) 3800 200 47
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 13 <5
Selenium (Se) 200 10 <3 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5 <5
Strontium (Sr) 32 6
Thallium (Tl) <5 <5
Thorium (Th) 12 <5
Tin (Sn) <5 <5
Titanium (Ti) 180 88
Uranium (U) <5 <5
Vanadium (V) 14 <5
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 33 7
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)    
Acenaphthene <0.1 <0.1
Acenaphthylene <0.1 <0.1
Anthracene <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)anthracene <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)pyrene 1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(ghi)perylene <0.1 <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1
Chrysene <0.1 <0.1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1 <0.1
Fluoranthene <0.1 <0.1
Fluorene <0.1 <0.1
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1 <0.1
Napthalene 1400 <0.1 <0.1
Phenanthrene <0.1 <0.1
Pyrene <0.1 <0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 0.2 0.2

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