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14:45  26 september  2019
14:45  26 september  2019 Source:

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Victoria's environmental watchdog has found 5 litres of red dye caused the discolouration of Stony Creek in Melbourne's west last weekend, but the chemical's content and potential impacts have not been confirmed yet.

The company responsible for the creek's pollution, Marchem Australasia, was issued a Minor Works Pollution Abatement Notice by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA).

EPA western metropolitan regional manager Stephen Landsdell said they understood the 5-litre bottle of dye was blown over in the wind and broke in an area that was largely concealed from view.

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"This business was almost 3 kilometres away from the discharge point at Stony Creek," he said.

"It is up to all of us, and especially businesses which deal with potential contaminants, to remove as many risks as possible to ensure we protect and safeguard our environment from pollution.

"The business had previously conducted a plumbing survey and is currently investigating how one of their drains was connected to a rainwater pipe which went into a street-side stormwater drain.

"We would urge all businesses to regularly conduct checks and environmental audits to avoid potential charges."

Marchem Australasia has informed EPA it has already taken temporary action to block an internal pump, seal a drainage pit and clean out the affected drains.

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In a statement, the EPA said it will ensure the company undertakes any permanent changes which are required to address the issues that contributed to the discharge.

Potential threats to the ecosystem

EPA senior freshwater scientist Leon Metzeling said the dye could have hurt the creek's ecosystem.

"Dyes in their own right can be toxic to aquatic life but it depends on the type of dye," he said.

"As it starts to break down, the bacteria break down and it will suck up oxygen from the water and that will be a negative effect and threat to oxygen requiring organisms such as fish and alike.

"So, depending on the compound, the dye can have direct toxic effects but as it breaks down it can have other toxic effects as well."

He said the impacts on water quality are unknown at this stage as the chemicals have not been confirmed.

In a statement provided to the ABC, Melbourne Water said the red dye Stony Creek water pollution event will have no impact on the Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan.

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"Melbourne Water is committed to delivering the Rehabilitation Plan with all the other supporting Agencies and the community."

"Inspections so far have shown no observed impacts to wildlife in the waterway and to date, Melbourne Water continues to support EPA and its actions."

Steven Wilson, the president of the Friends of Stony Creek group, said his major concern was that the dye could potentially have poisonous effects.

"I feel quite upset about the whole thing," he said.

"It's a concern that it may hold back the recovery phase for an extra couple of years with these spills happening."

Second pollution event in 13 months

The dye spill came just over a year after a range of chemicals were detected in the creek, including the controversial firefighting foam PFAS, following a massive fire nearby.

The industrial blaze at a warehouse in West Footscray in August 2018 burned for days, spewing toxic black smoke over the surrounding suburbs.

Firefighting foam and chemicals from the building washed into the waterway of Stony Creek at the time, with residents saying thousands of fish were killed.

The investigation of the red dye discolouration is ongoing and further action may be taken in line with EPA's Compliance and Enforcement policy.

To report pollution to EPA's 24-hour hotline call 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

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