1978: Nufarm Laverton Industrial Waste. Pesticides: Multiple + Pentachlorophenol

Nufarm Pentachlorophenol Incident

1977: Overchlorination causes unstable pentachlorphenol incident at Nufarm Plant

1978: The EPA’s Principle Water Quality Officer attached the following appendix to the memorandum in which he considered the dioxin contamination. The concentrations of chemical present in Nufarm’s unlicensed discharge were:-

2,4-D: 173.000ug/L

2,4,5-T: 4,000ug/L

Dicamba: 133,000ug/L

2,4-Dichlorophenol: 416,000ug/L

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol: 48,000ug/L

PCP: 6,000ug/L