• EPA Tasmania
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  • Regulation & Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Policy & Legislation

Land

Land contaminated by environmentally hazardous materials can potentially affect the health and amenity of communities and cause surface and ground waters to become contaminated. It represents a burden for future generations.
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
    Contaminated Land Issues covers specific cases of contamination in Tasmania of interest to property owners and local residents. These include soil contamination by lead and cadmium at Lutana due to historic metal stockpiles at the Zinc Works, and potential contamination by perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) due primarily to historic use of firefighting foams containing this group of chemicals.
  • Legislative Context - Land
    The legislative and policy context for the management of contaminated land in Tasmania
  • Remediation Programs
    The EPA Division co-ordinates the Derwent Estuary Program and the Savage River Rehabilitation Project.