Introduction to Acid Sulfate Soils - Planning, Identification and Management
This 1 day course aims to provide attendees with a sound introduction to the identification, assessment and management of Acid Sulfate Soils (ASS). Acid sulfate soils (ASS) are soils/sediments which contain iron sulfides and/or acidity generated by their oxidation. When drained or excavated they can oxidise, releasing acidity and metals, harming the natural and built environment. Council planning schemes, the new State Planning Policy and the Environmental Protection Act all require ASS to be managed appropriately to minimise impacts to the environmental and infrastructure. ASS can be very complex to understand and assess, hence the need for training for staff who regularly deal with ASS.
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