The EPA has been reviewing site contamination assessments undertaken at Lot 101 Port Lincoln Boulevard, Pasadena.
Because the site was used as a landfill from 1959 to 1962, some historical putrescible waste has created landfill gas including methane. Landfilling with construction and demolition waste also occurred after this time.
In order to ensure that historical activities do not pose a risk offsite, the EPA has offered precautionary testing to a small number of residents. Landfill gas only presents a risk when it accumulates at high concentrations at or near the site.
The EPA would like to remind adjacent residents however, that bore water near this site may also be contaminated and should always be tested to ensure it’s safe for its intended use.