Monitoring the environment

Soil testing 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)
* 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 Results
A B 18/02/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
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)
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 6
Metal
Aluminium (Al) 8900 6500 9900 8100 6500 8800 8600 9000 11000
Antimony (Sb) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Arsenic (As) 100 20 <5 6 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Barium (Ba) 1500 27 36 48 63 55 40 54 53
Beryllium (Be) 60 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Boron (B) 4500 220 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10 <10
Cadmium (Cd) 20 3 <0.2 <0.2 0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2 <0.2
Chromium (Cr) (total) 9 14 18 17 13 17 17 18 20
Chromium 6 (CrVI) 100 1 0 0 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Cobalt (Co) 100 7 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Copper (Cu) 6000 100 12 10 7 12 20 21 13 21 14
Iron (Fe) 39000 9500 22000 11000 10000 12000 12000 17000 13000
Lead (Pb) 300 300 5 17 14 20 23 27 19 27 24
Manganese (Mn) 3800 440 55 92 97 130 140 90 140 100
Mercury (Hg) 40 1 0.07 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 0.06 <0.05
Molybdenum (Mo) 40 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Nickel (Ni) 400 60 20 <5 5 5 <5 5 7 6 6
Selenium (Se) 200 10 5 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Silver (Ag) 10 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Strontium (Sr) 1100 10 17 21 31 26 19 25 23
Thallium (Tl) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Thorium (Th) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Tin (Sn) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Titanium (Ti) 83 47 46 47 52 90 110
Uranium (U) <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5 <5
Vanadium (V) 14 19 33 24 20 25 22 28 28
Zinc (Zn) 7400 200 110 210 310 170 170 180 130 160 200
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) A B 18/02/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
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)
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 <0.1 <0.1
Acenaphthylene 0.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Anthracene 0.6 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benzo(b)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Benz0(k)fluranthene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <0.1
Fluoranthene 0.4 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <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 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Indeno(123)pyrene <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Napthalene 1400 6.5 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 0.3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Phenanthrene 3.7 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Pyrene 0.3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Total PAHs 300 20 13 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.3 0.5 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1
BaP TEQ (zero) <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <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 0.2 0.2 0.2
Halogenated volatiles A B 24/02/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
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 24/02/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
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)*** B 24/02/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (surface)
10/03/14 (mg/kg)
Soil (subsurface)
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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