Please do not use bore water in this area
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.
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.
Consultation has concluded