Monitoring the environment

Soil testing data at Morwell CFA 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.
*** HSL A for direct contact – residential low-density where there is direct contact with the soil.

Guidelines
A B 24/02/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
Physical properties 0
pH 6.6
0
Metal 0
Aluminium (Al) 8500 4600 3500 4300 4800 5600 5000 6400
Antimony (Sb) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Barium (Ba) 36 68 82 63 350 110 75 67
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Boron (B) 4500 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10 16 <10 <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 6.8 0.4 0.2 0.3
Chromium (Cr) (total) 19 11 9 10 37 11 11 14
Chromium 6 (CrVI) 100 1 0 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Cobalt (Co) 100 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 6 16 18 15 390 18 16 17
Iron (Fe) 12000 6600 6300 7200 24000 9000 13000 11000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 21 37 38 34 46 210 38 45
Manganese (Mn) 3800 95 91 98 88 210 120 170 120
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 0.05 0.06
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 5 8 7 10 52 6 9 9
Selenium (Se) 200 10 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Strontium (Sr) 13 24 29 18 81 22 21 19
Thallium (Tl) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Thorium (Th) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Tin (Sn) <5 <5 <5 <5 51 16 <5 <5
Titanium (Ti) 41 120 110 84 280 60 160 170
Uranium (U) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Vanadium (V) 22 15 13 17 15 15 17 20
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 24 91 97 82 1200 220 88 130
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) 24/02/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
Acenaphthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Acenaphthylene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)pyrene 1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(ghi)perylene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Chrysene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Fluoranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.9 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Fluorene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Napthalene 1400 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Phenanthrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.5 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.7 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 4.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
Halogenated volatiles 3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
1112TetraClEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
1122TetraClEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
1,1DiChloroEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
1,1DiChloroEthene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
11DiChlorPropene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
123TriChlPropane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12DiBr3ChlPrpane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12DiChlorEthene[c]  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12DiChlorEthene[t]  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12DiChloroEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12 DiChloPropane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
13DiChlorPropane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
13DiChlPropene[c]  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
13DiChlPropene[t]  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
22DiChlorPropane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
2–ChloroToluene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
4–ChloroToluene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
BromChloMethane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
BroDiChloMethane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
BromoBenzene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Bromoform  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
CarbonTetChloride  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Chloroform  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
ChloroBenzene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
DiBroChloMethane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
DiBromoMethane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
12DiBromoEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
DiChloroMethane  <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
TriChloFluMethane  <2 <2 <2 <2 <2 <2 <2
TetraChloroEthene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Vinyl Chloride  <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
111TriChlorEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
112TriChlorEthane  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
TriChloroEthene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Solvents 3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
Acetone  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Acrylonitrile  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Ethylhexyl Acrylate  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Isopropanol  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Methylethyl Ketone  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
MIBK  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) HSL Direct Contact Residential A (mg/kg)*** 3/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
17/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
24/03/14
(mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
Benzene  100 1 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Toluene  14000 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Ethyl Benzene  4500 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Xylenes  12000 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Styrene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Cumene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
124TriMethylBenz  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5

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