Site contamination update
Earlier this month the EPA released the test results for groundwater contamination and soil vapour intrusion in the Clovelly Park-Mitchell Park investigation area.
House-specific results were distributed to all 1,400 homes in the assessment area. Residents received a letter with their results, a frequently asked questions fact sheet and a results summary indicating the total number of houses falling within each category of the indoor air levels response range. Copies have also been mailed to property owners who do not reside in the area.
Residents who are directly impacted by the results of the assessment program were visited individually in their homes by members of the Environmental Management Project Team—a cross-government project team assembled to engage with the community and facilitate timely delivery of information—together with representatives from Housing SA.
Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter said his priority was to communicate the results of the assessment to all the residents in the area.
“This assessment provides the clearest picture yet of the environmental conditions in the area and whether there is any health risk related to TCE exposure,” Mr Hunter said.
“It clears the vast majority of the assessment area from any health risk from TCE exposure.
“The report indicates that whilst groundwater contamination does exist, soil vapour intrusion above two micrograms per cubic metre of air is limited to nine occupied properties in the relocation area of Clovelly Park.”
The full Clovelly Park Mitchell Park Environmental Assessment Report.