The EPA commenced environmental assessments in Brighton in February 2018, after soil vapour contamination from tetrachloroethene (PCE) was identified during the redevelopment of a commercial site.
PCE was found in soil vapour on road verges across the assessment area. In November 2018, the EPA identified that 6 residential properties in the vicinity of the highest soil vapour concentrations may be at risk from soil vapour intrusion. A site contamination consultant was engaged to undertake further work at these properties.
Further work undertaken at these properties has now been completed and all residents are safe from soil vapour intrusion.
Groundwater (bore water) in this area may be contaminated and should not be used for any purpose.
Tap water (mains water supplied by SA Water), soil and rainwater are not affected. Home-grown fruit and vegetables are safe to consume, provided they are not watered with bore water.
Community updates and fact sheets
- Community information, 25 March 2019
- Interim PCE indoor air level response range
- Community information, 19 February 2018
- Site contamination overview fact sheet
- SA Health information – tetrachloroethene (PCE)
- 4 June 2018
- 1 May 2018
- 19 February 2018