“For example, because materials were being brought onto Fiskville to serve as fuel for hot fire fighting training, this tends to discount use of materials that didn’t burn well such as persistent organic chemicals (e.g. pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
(DDT) and dieldrin, as well as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)) and dry-cleaning fluids such as carbon tetrachloride and tetrachloroethylene. However, that does not rule out the possibility of such materials being added to waste oils or other flammable liquids.”
One such story was from a person who claimed he was an ex member of RAAF based at PointCook. He told me that during his time there, RAAF used Fiskville on a regular basis and that old stockpiles of Agent Orange were donated to CFA. He didn’t know whether CFA used this to burn or for vegetation control.