Tonsley and surrounding areas

Tonsley proposed groundwater prohibition area.

The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area in Tonsley and portions of Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Marion. These suburbs have a proud manufacturing history, with some past chemical disposal and handling practices having contaminated the groundwater.

If contaminated groundwater is a risk to human health, the EPA has the ability under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to establish a groundwater prohibition area. The purpose is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing the contaminated groundwater.

The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area in Tonsley and portions of Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Marion. These suburbs have a proud manufacturing history, with some past chemical disposal and handling practices having contaminated the groundwater.

If contaminated groundwater is a risk to human health, the EPA has the ability under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to establish a groundwater prohibition area. The purpose is to protect both current and future landholders from accessing the contaminated groundwater.

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Tonsley and surrounding suburbs have been the site of significant commercial, industrial and manufacturing activities, with vehicle and vehicle parts manufacturing. Groundwater in these areas is contaminated with chemicals, primarily petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons such as tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE) and their degradation products. Drop a pin if you would like to share a story about the history of this area with your community, or ask the EPA a question about a specific site.  Please note your pin will be visible to the public. If you need to remove a pin that has been accidentally dropped, please let us know:  08 8463 4799 | Email: engage.epa@sa.gov.au.