Hodgson Vale/Vale View (Queensland) – Nickel
2016/17 – Hodgson Vale/Vale View (Queensland) – Nickel 0.026mg/L
(Toowoomba Regional Council DWQMP Annual Report 2016-17 Appendix B)
Nickel: ADWG Health Guideline 0.02mg/L. A chemical element and silvery white corrosion resistant metal with a golden tinge. 60% of nickel production is used in nickel steel (particularly stainless steel). In water, mainly a problem with nickel plated fittings. Main releases to the environment are from the burning of fossil fuels and in waste discharges from electroplating industries.