Monitoring the environment

Soil testing data at the Latrobe River


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.
*** HSL A for direct contact – residential low-density where there is direct contact with the soil.
Physical properties A B Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
pH - - -
Metal A B Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
Aluminium (Al) - - 12000
Antimony (Sb) - - <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5
Barium (Ba) - - 180
Beryllium (Be) 60 - <5
Boron (B) 4500 - <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2
Chromium (Cr) 100 (as Cr VI) 1 (as Cr VI) 21
Cobalt (Co) 100 - 8
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 10
Iron (Fe) - - 13000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 13
Manganese (Mn) 3800 - 450
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) - 40 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 14
Selenium (Se) 200 10 <3
Silver (Ag) - 10 <5
Strontium (Sr) - - 24
Thallium (Tl) - - <5
Thorium (Th) - - 6
Tin (Sn) - 50 <5
Titanium (Ti) - - 170
Uranium (U) - - <5
Vanadium (V) - - 22
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 34
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) A B Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
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 3 3 - <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 A B Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
1112TetraClEthane
- - -
1122TetraClEthane
- - -
1,1DiChloroEthane
- - -
1,1DiChloroEthene
- - -
11DiChlorPropene
- - -
123TriChlPropane
- - -
12DiBr3ChlPrpane
- - -
12DiChlorEthene[c]
- - -
12DiChlorEthene[t]
- - -
12DiChloroEthane
- - -
12 DiChloPropane
- - -
13DiChlorPropane
- - -
13DiChlPropene[c]
- - -
13DiChlPropene[t]
- - -
22DiChlorPropane
- - -
2-ChloroToluene
- - -
4-ChloroToluene
- - -
BromChloMethane
- - -
BroDiChloMethane
- - -
BromoBenzene
- - -
Bromoform
- - -
CarbonTetChloride
- - -
Chloroform
- - -
ChloroBenzene
- - -
DiBroChloMethane
- - -
DiBromoMethane
- - -
12DiBromoEthane
- - -
DiChloroMethane
- - -
TriChloFluMethane
- - -
TetraChloroEthene
- - -
Vinyl Chloride
- - -
111TriChlorEthane
- - -
112TriChlorEthane
- - -
TriChloroEthene
- - -
Solvents A B Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
Acetone
- - -
Acrylonitrile
- - -
Ethylhexyl Acrylate
- - -
Isopropanol
- - -
Methylethyl Ketone
- - -
MIBK
- - -
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) HSL: Residential surface ***
(mg/kg)
Results 24/02/2014 Soil Surface
Benzene
0.5 1 -
Toluene
160 - -
Ethyl Benzene
55 - -
Xylenes
40 - -
Styrene
- - -
Cumene
- - -
124TriMethylBenz
- - -

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