Monitoring the environment

Ash 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)

Guidelines

Results

A B Morwell East air monitoring station – Hourigan Rd
3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Ash
Physical properties
pH 7.9
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 4000
Antimony (Sb) <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5
Barium (Ba) 91
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5
Boron (B) 4500 <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2
Chromium (Cr) 23
Chromium 6 (CrVI) 100 1
Cobalt (Co) 100 10
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 27
Iron (Fe) 21000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 33
Manganese (Mn) 3800 320
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 28
Selenium (Se) 200 10 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5
Strontium (Sr) 32
Thallium (Tl) <5
Thorium (Th) <5
Tin (Sn) 50 <5
Titanium (Ti) 930
Uranium (U) <5
Vanadium (V) 26
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 120
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Acenaphthene <0.1
Acenaphthylene <0.1
Anthracene <0.1
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 <0.1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1
Fluoranthene <0.1
Fluorene <0.1
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1
Napthalene 1400*** <0.1
Phenanthrene <0.1
Pyrene <0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 <0.1
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 3 0.2
Halogenated volatiles
1112TetraClEthane  <0.5
1122TetraClEthane  <0.5
1,1DiChloroEthane  <0.5
1,1DiChloroEthene  <0.5
11DiChlorPropene  <0.5
123TriChlPropane  <0.5
12DiBr3ChlPrpane  <0.5
12DiChlorEthene[c]  <0.5
12DiChlorEthene[t]  <0.5
12DiChloroEthane  <0.5
12 DiChloPropane  <0.5
13DiChlorPropane  <0.5
13DiChlPropene[c]  <0.5
13DiChlPropene[t]  <0.5
22DiChlorPropane  <0.5
2–ChloroToluene  <0.5
4–ChloroToluene  <0.5
BromChloMethane  <0.5
BroDiChloMethane  <0.5
BromoBenzene  <0.5
Bromoform  <0.5
CarbonTetChloride  <0.5
Chloroform  <0.5
ChloroBenzene  <0.5
DiBroChloMethane  <0.5
DiBromoMethane  <0.5
12DiBromoEthane  <0.5
DiChloroMethane  <1
TriChloFluMethane  <2
TetraChloroEthene  <0.5
Vinyl Chloride  <1
111TriChlorEthane  <0.5
112TriChlorEthane  <0.5
TriChloroEthene  <0.5
Solvents
Acetone  <0.5
Acrylonitrile  <0.5
Ethylhexyl Acrylate  <0.5
Isopropanol  <0.5
Methylethyl Ketone  <0.5
MIBK  <0.5
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) HSL Direct Contact Residential A (mg/kg)***
Benzene  100 1 <0.5
Toluene  14000 <0.5
Ethyl Benzene  4500 <0.5
Xylenes  12000 <0.5
Styrene  <0.5
Cumene  <0.5
124TriMethylBenz  <0.5

* 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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