Monitoring the environment

Ash sampling data at German Club, Maryvale


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)

Guidelines

Results

A B German Club
– 13/03/14
(mg/kg)
Ash
Physical properties
pH 9.4
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 9700
Antimony (Sb) <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5
Barium (Ba) 680
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5
Boron (B) 4500 150
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 8.7
Chromium (Cr) 14
Chromium 6 (CrVI) 100 1
Cobalt (Co) 100 8
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 19
Iron (Fe) 33000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 11
Manganese (Mn) 3800 480
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 23
Selenium (Se) 200 10 7
Silver (Ag) 10 <5
Strontium (Sr) 870
Thallium (Tl) <5
Thorium (Th) <5
Tin (Sn) 50 <5
Titanium (Ti) 610
Uranium (U) <5
Vanadium (V) 21
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 330
Polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Acenaphthene 0.2
Acenaphthylene 0.7
Anthracene 1.1
Benzo(a)anthracene <0.1
Benzo(a)pyrene 1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1
Benzo(ghi)perylene <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1
Chrysene <1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1
Fluoranthene 1.2
Fluorene 1.9
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1
Napthalene 1400*** 7.5
Phenanthrene 7.6
Pyrene 0.9
Total PAHs 300 20 21
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 3 0.3
Halogenated
volatiles
1112TetraClEthane  <1
1122TetraClEthane  <1
1,1DiChloroEthane  <1
1,1DiChloroEthene  <1
11DiChlorPropene  <1
123TriChlPropane  <1
12DiBr3ChlPrpane  <1
12DiChlorEthene[c]  <1
12DiChlorEthene[t]  <1
12DiChloroEthane  <1
12 DiChloPropane  <1
13DiChlorPropane  <1
13DiChlPropene[c]  <1
13DiChlPropene[t]  <1
22DiChlorPropane  <1
2–ChloroToluene  <1
4–ChloroToluene  <1
BromChloMethane  <1
BroDiChloMethane  <1
BromoBenzene  <1
Bromoform  <1
CarbonTetChloride  <1
Chloroform  <1
ChloroBenzene  <1
DiBroChloMethane  <1
DiBromoMethane  <1
12DiBromoEthane  <1
DiChloroMethane  <2
TriChloFluMethane  <2
TetraChloroEthene  <1
Vinyl Chloride  <2
111TriChlorEthane  <1
112TriChlorEthane  <1
TriChloroEthene  <1
Solvents
Acetone  1.3
Acrylonitrile  <1
Ethylhexyl Acrylate  <1
Isopropanol  <1
Methylethyl Ketone  <1
MIBK  <1
Monocyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (MAHs)
HSL Direct
Contact
Residential A
(mg/kg)***
Benzene  100 1 <1
Toluene  14000 1.4
Ethyl Benzene  4500 <1
Xylenes  12000 <2
Styrene  <1
Cumene  <1
124TriMethylBenz  <1

* 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.

*** HSL A for direct contact: Residential low-density where there is direct contact with the ash.

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