Dieldrin testing - what tests have been conducted on the Bellarine Peninsula?

The EPA has sampled several locations in the Geelong region for organochlorines (the family of chemicals that includes dieldrin).

Sites at Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Leopold, Queenscliff, Moolap and Portarlington have been sampled in the past.

Since the 1990s there have been environmental audits at 21 sites across the Bellarine Peninsula, many of which have included tests for organochlorine pesticides.

The audits were found to have low to negligible environmental risks for organochlorines.

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