2018 – 2021 Northern Water Reclamation Plant (Victoria). PFAS

Northern Water Reclamation Plant

The Northern Water Plant (NWP) is an A$94m (approximately $100m) water recycling facility constructed in northern Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The NWP is located next to the refinery in Corio, Geelong. The facility recycles two billion litres of water yearly, which is equivalent to five percent of the region’s drinking water. Most of the recycled water is used by Shell Australia’s Geelong Refinery…The plant recycles about 95% of the sewage water of the refinery. The plant also delivers irrigation quality water to the Stead Park sports complex and for other community facilities. The plant improves the water quality in the region by reducing the amount of wastewater discharge into the local river systems.

Northern Sludge (WRP sludge that is not applied to land. It is supplied to a third party, in combination with all other WRP sludge, for further processing into a dried biosolid)

13/11/18: Northern Water Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

PFDA 0.0021mg/kg, PFDoDA 0.0009mg/kg, PFHpS 0.0018mg/kg, PFHpA 0.0019mg/kg, PFHxS 0.0012mg/kg, PFHxA 0.0021mg/kg, PFOS 0.0923mg/kg, PFOA 0.0013mg/kg, PFPeA 0.0035mg/kg, PFNA 0.0009mg/kg, Sum of PFAS 0.112mg/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 0.101mg/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 0.0935mg/kg

13/11/18: Northern Water Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

PFDA 0.0022mg/kg, PFDoDA 0.0008mg/kg, PFHpS 0.0017mg/kg, PFHpA 0.0021mg/kg, PFHxS 0.0016mg/kg, PFHxA 0.0027mg/kg, PFOS 0.0969mg/kg, PFOA 0.0013mg/kg, PFPeA 0.0035mg/kg, PFNA 0.0009mg/kg, Sum of PFAS 0.118mg/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 0.107mg/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 0.0985mg/kg

6/12/19: Northern Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

PFOS 46ug/kg, PFOA 2.8ug/kg, Sum of PFAS 48.8ug/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 48.8ug/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 46ug/kg

6/12/19: Northern Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

PFOS 51ug/kg, PFOA 3.7ug/kg, Sum of PFAS 54.7ug/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 54.7ug/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 51ug/kg

9/1/20: Northern Water Reclamation Plant Effluent

6:2 FTS 0.07ug/L, PFOS 0.06ug/L, Sum of PFAS 0.13ug/L, Sum of PFASW (WA DER list) 0.13ug/L, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 0.06ug/L

12/2/21: Northern Water Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

6:2 FTS 0.0007mg/kg, 8:2 FTS 0.0026mg/kg, MeFoSAA 0.0019mg/kg, PFDA 0.0022mg/kg, PFHxS 0.002mg/kg, PFOS 0.028mg/kg, PFOA 0.001mg/kg, Sum of PFAS 0.0384mg/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 0.0343mg/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 0.03mg/kg

12/2/21: Northern Water Reclamation Plant Dewatered Sludge

6:2 FTS 0.0006mg/kg, 8:2 FTS 0.0027mg/kg, MeFoSAA 0.0018mg/kg, PFDA 0.0023mg/kg, PFHxS 0.0017mg/kg, PFOS 0.026mg/kg, PFOA 0.001mg/kg, Sum of PFAS 0.0361mg/kg, Sum of PFAS (WA DER list) 0.032mg/kg, Sum of PFHxS and PFOS 0.0277mg/kg