The clean up of the former Bradbury Industrial Services site has been completed with nearly 6,000 tonnes of waste removed.
The $6.5 million remediation at the Thornycroft St, Campbellfield site took Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and its contractor more than six months to complete.
“This was a highly complex operation and safety of our workforce, contractors, the local environment and the community were the priority at all times,” said EPA CEO Lee Miezis.
“Despite the complexities, I’m pleased to say we were able to complete the operation and are now assessing legal options to recoup what costs we can on behalf of the Victorian public.”
The cleanup came after a major blaze gutted the chemical processing facility in 2019 and included:  
•        completion of risk planning and methodology documentation, including regular site visits from an occupational hygienist, fire engineer and environmental consultant  
•        demolition and removal of remaining fire damaged buildings and infrastructure  
•        assessment and removal of waste, residual vessels and dangerous goods  
•        demolition and removal of the site’s concrete slab and removal of contaminated soil 
•        drainage works
•        2,000 tonnes of concrete recycled 
“EPA will continue to monitor the site to ensure there remains no risk to human health or the environment. The site’s water treatment plant and site security will remain in place while that’s ongoing,” said Mr Miezis.
More information about the clean up project can be found at and to see how the clean up was conducted in a short time lapse camera Youtube clip, click here

Reviewed 6 December 2021