lead contamination

Targeted Soil Investigation, North of Brisbane, QLD

lead contaminationiEnvi was engaged to conduct a Targeted Soil Investigation (TSI) to delineate historical lead from a former rifle range, for a portion of a recreational property proposed to be developed into a sports field development for a local government north of Brisbane.

The purpose of the TSI was to delineate the extent of lead contamination in soil which was identified in a previous investigation which overlapped with the planned development, so that management options to minimise human health and environmental risks on the new development during and after construction could be determined.

A site inspection and soil sampling was conducted at targeted locations of the site which were identified to be high in lead concentrations from the previous investigation. Based upon the historical information available, site inspections and soil test results, it was confirmed that lead contamination from the former rifle range was present at the site.

Since the contamination detected was unlikely to cause significant environmental harm, there was no duty to notify regulators of the identified contamination. However, iEnvi provided recommendations for the development of a Long Term Environmental Management Plan (LTEMP) in accordance with general environmental duty (GED) under the Environment Protection Act.

 

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