Our expert says:
Interesting question i.e. I'm not sure! I'll make some enquiries and see if I can find out more - please check the forum again later in the week.
The Caltex refinery is definitely a contributing factor to air pollution in the area, and fallout from this could end up on the soil - but I think it would be very difficult to pin this on one pollution source. I'm also wondering whether effluent into the sea from their outlet pipe, and other marine oil spills, could have an influence.
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