Remediation of the Lemon Springs site is progressing well, with waste continuing to be removed and disposed offsite. Waste removal in 26 of 32 sites has been completed, with the remaining six sites suspected to contain acetylene cylinders. 

Backfilling of the remediated areas is now occurring with soil that has been treated onsite. 

More than 20,000 acetylene cylinders have been excavated from the site. These cylinders are being temporarily stored safely onsite until appropriate treatment and/or disposal is available. 

Staying informed
EPA’s website is the best place to visit to stay up to date –  https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/lemonsprings 
For a further update, view our latest progress video on the clean up works:  Lemon Springs June Update

For further information and feedback: 
· visit our website https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/lemonsprings 
· call 1300 372 842
· email northwest.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au
 
If you know someone interested in receiving monthly Lemon Springs updates, they can email northwest.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au to register.

 

Reviewed 13 July 2022