Monitoring the environment

Ash sampling data at Willis Street


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 Willis St
18/2/14
(mg/kg)
Willis St –
Water sample
18/2/14
(mg/kg)
Willis St
3/3/14
(mg/kg)
Ash Sediment (ash) Ash
Physical properties
pH 8.6
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 8900 1700 7200
Antimony (Sb) <5 <5 <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5 <5 8
Barium (Ba) 1500 190 570
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5 <5 <5
Boron (B) 4500 220 <10 60
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2 <0.2 0.6
Chromium (Cr) 100
(as Cr VI)
1
(as Cr VI)
9 <5 20
Cobalt (Co) 100 7 <5 5
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 12 7 26
Iron (Fe) 39000 9100 25000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 5 <5 27
Manganese (Mn) 3800 440 91 330
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 0.07 <0.05 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5 <5 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 20 <5 17
Selenium (Se) 200 10 5 <3 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5 <5 <5
Strontium (Sr) 1100 84 340
Thallium (Tl) <5 <5 <5
Thorium (Th) <5 <5 <5
Tin (Sn) 50 <5 <5 <5
Titanium (Ti) 460 86 320
Uranium (U) <5 <5 <5
Vanadium (V) 14 <5 19
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 110 340 910
Polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Acenaphthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Acenaphthylene 0.4 0.2 0.2
Anthracene 0.6 0.2 0.2
Benzo(a)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)pyrene 1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(ghi)perylene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Chrysene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Fluoranthene 0.4 0.1 0.1
Fluorene 0.l 0.4 0.5
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Napthalene 1400*** 6.5 2.8 5.2
Phenanthrene 3.7 1.3 1.3
Pyrene 0.3 0.1 0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 13 5.1 7.6
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 3 0.2 0.2 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  1.3
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 0.9
Toluene  14000 2.1
Ethyl Benzene  4500 <0.5
Xylenes  12000 1.7
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.

Page last updated on 17 Jul 2015