Monitoring the environment

Soil testing data at Thoms Bridge


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 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
pH
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 2500 2500 3600 6300 7200 6900
Antimony (Sb) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Barium (Ba) 44 35 91 100 97 99
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Boron (B) 4500 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2
Chromium (Cr) (total) <5 <5 8 12 12 11
Chromium 6 (CrVI) 100 1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Cobalt (Co) 100 6 6 6 9 7 8
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 <5 <5 6 8 6 6
Iron (Fe) 4500 4700 6800 10000 8800 8800
Lead (Pb) 300 300 <5 <5 12 7 7 7
Manganese (Mn) 3800 280 300 230 360 340 300
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 <5 <5 <5 7 7 7
Selenium (Se) 200 10 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Strontium (Sr) 7 <5 16 20 18 18
Thallium (Tl) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Thorium (Th) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Tin (Sn) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Titanium (Ti) 80 110 130 150 230 180
Uranium (U) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Vanadium (V) 7 7 11 18 16 16
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 12 13 54 28 28 25
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) 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
Acenaphthylene <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
Benzo(a)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(a)pyrene 1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(ghi)perylene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Chrysene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Dibenz(ah)anthracene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Fluoranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Fluorene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Napthalene 1400 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Phenanthrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (LOR) 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Halogenated volatiles 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
1122TetraClEthane  <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
1,1DiChloroEthene  <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
123TriChlPropane  <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
12DiChlorEthene[c]  <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
12DiChloroEthane  <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
13DiChlorPropane  <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
13DiChlPropene[t]  <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
2–ChloroToluene  <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
BromChloMethane  <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
BromoBenzene  <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
CarbonTetChloride  <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
ChloroBenzene  <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
DiBromoMethane  <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
DiChloroMethane  <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
TriChloFluMethane  <2 <2 <2 <2 <2 <2
TetraChloroEthene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Vinyl Chloride  <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
111TriChlorEthane  <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
TriChloroEthene  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Solvents 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
Acrylonitrile  <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
Isopropanol  <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
MIBK  <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) HSL Direct Contact Residential A (mg/kg)*** 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
Toluene  14000 <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
Xylenes  12000 <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
Cumene  <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

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