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Acid sulfate soils guidelines
The Department of Environment and Conservation has produced guidelines to assist with the assessment and management of acid sulfate soils in Western Australia. The guidelines are applicable to WA sites and have been developed on the basis of experience both here and in the Eastern States.
Treatment and management of soils and water in acid sulfate soil landscapes
Publish Date: 13-JUL-2011 02:57 PM
The purpose of this guideline is to provide technical and procedural advice to avoid environmental harm and to help achieve best practice environmental management in areas underlain by acid sulfate soils.
Identification and investigation of acid sulfate soils and acidic landscapes
Size: 2.0 MB
Publish Date: MARCH 2013
The purpose of this guideline is to provide technical and procedural advice to avoid environmental harm and to assist in achieving best practice environmental management in areas underlain by ASS.
Is my house built on Acid Sulfate Soils
Publish Date: 18-JUL-2004 03:01 PM
If houses or other urban infrastructure are built directly on acid sulfate soils that are being exposed to oxygen, there is a risk that structural damage to houses will take place. This brochure provides an inventory of visual indicators of acid sulfate soil effects that homeowners can look for inside the house, on exterior walls and paved areas, and in the garden to help determine whether structural damage might be occurring.
Proposed Framework for Managing Acid Sulfate Soils
Publish Date: 01-JUN-2004 09:25 AM
Following the discovery of problems caused by acid sulfate soils in Stirling, the Department of Environment (DoE) established an informal acid sulfate working group with stakeholders from relevant government agencies, industry and the community to coordinate the management of acid sulfate soils. The working group helped organise the inaugural Acid Sulfate Soil Workshop for Western Australia in June 2003. Recommendations from the workshop form the basis for this proposed framework for managing acid sulfate soils.