Acid sulfate soils contain iron sulfides and can produce sulfuric acid when disturbed.
We can identify acid sulfate soils through physical and chemical features, vegetation and signs in the built environment.
Acid sulfate soils can have environmental, health and economic effects due to the production of sulfuric acid and heavy metals.
The easiest way to avoid the impacts of acid sulfate soils is to leave them alone but, even when disturbed, these soils can still be managed.
Demonstrates the successful remediation of a large area of acid sulfate soils near Cairns.
Please use our complaints and compliments form.
© The State of Queensland 1995–2018