2016 – Epsom-Huntly (Victoria) – Nickel

Epsom-Huntly (Victoria) Nickel

12/5/16 Epsom-Huntly Nickel 0.048mg/L

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.