On 14 February 2011 EPA Victoria released the Tullamarine Landfill – Community Health and Environment Report, consisting of three new pieces of research designed to provide the community with more information about the now closed landfill:
– a study by Cancer Council Victoria into cancer rates in areas near the Tullamarine Landfill, confrimng no link found between cancer rates and landfill,
– an independent review of the landfill’s cap concluding the cap design conforms with international best practice standards and it would provide long-term protection for the surrounding community and environment.
– a study of past and present air quality at the Tullamarine Landfill. The comprehensive study of past and present air monitoring data showed the risk to the community from three pollutants; benzene, vinyl chloride and trichloroethylene, was negligible.

The full report, an executive summary and source documents can be viewed at: www.epa.vic.gov.au

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