EPA assessment area
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.
The work found PCE in soil vapour on road verges across the assessment area. In November 2018, the EPA identified that six residential properties in the vicinity of the highest soil vapour concentrations may be at risk from soil vapour intrusion. The EPA engaged a site contamination consultant to undertake further work at these properties.
The EPA is pleased to confirm that 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.
Letters to residents