Please do not use bore water in this area

5 months ago
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Chemicals from historical industrial activity have contaminated the groundwater in parts of Hendon, Royal Park, Seaton and Albert Park. These chemicals include volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons such as perchloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE) and its degradation products, dichloroethene (DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC). Other chemicals include petroleum hydrocarbons identified from petrol stations in the area.

Chlorinated hydrocarbons are extremely persistent in the environment and natural degradation is expected to take centuries. They are denser than water and leach through soil and groundwater. They are volatile, carcinogenic and present a potential risk to human health if groundwater is utilised for drinking, showering, washing, filling swimming pools, watering lawns or irrigation of edible produce.

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