Groundwater toxins located

TWO toxins have been identified in groundwater in the Millicent district, triggering an official warning by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to over 170 landowners.

The EPA has issued a warning to 177 property owners within a 2km area north-west of Miland Treated Timbers on Saleyards Road, where the State Government agency recorded arsenic and hexavalent chromium in groundwater.

The letter, signed off by EPA site contamination manager Andrew Pruszinski, said the two chemicals had been identified in groundwater at the site and immediately off-site.

“These chemicals are typically used in the treatment of timber and, at this stage, the full nature and extent of the impact to groundwater is not known,” he said.

He said the EPA had licensed

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