EPA Victoria has issued a classification for the management of contaminated soils, which contain the following types of organic compounds:
· total petroleum hydrocarbons
· monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
· organochlorine compounds
· polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
This contaminated soil has the potential for reuse, recycling, recovery of energy or treatment; however, the facilities required are not currently available in the state of Victoria or elsewhere in a location that is practically accessible.
EPA will require on-site treatment to have an equivalent environmental outcome as off-site treatment at an approved facility. Where necessary, EPA will issue notices to the generators of contaminated soils directing them to comply with the classification.
Industrial waste resource guidelines
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1 Jul 2009
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