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The community walk-in sessions will provide an opportunity to get information on the progress of the environmental investigation into PFAS at Pearce air base.

PFAS info sessions in Bullsbrook

THE Department of Defence is holding community walk-in sessions on Thursday, May 18 to provide residents and business owners with an update on the ongoing detailed environmental investigation on, and in the vicinity of, Pearce air base.

The investigation started in May 2016 and is part of the department’s review of a number of its sites around Australia that used firefighting foams containing per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances to understand the extent of PFAS on and near the base.

The community walk-in sessions will provide an opportunity to gather information on the progress of the environmental investigation and ask questions, one-on-one with the department and other key government representatives in attendance.

Held at the Lowery Park Hall on Eden Dr, (off Parkland Pde) in Bullsbrook, two times are on offer to cater for the varying work and family commitments of community members.

The first session will be held between 2pm and 4pm with a presentation at 2.15pm.

The second session will start at 5pm, with a 5.15pm presentation and close at 7pm.

A department spokeswoman said the department appreciates the contributions made by the community during previous information sessions, by completing water use surveys and sharing local knowledge about potential sources of PFAS.

We have included a flyer with the latest details about the investigation.

For more information call 1800 987 614 or email Bullsbrook.defence@ghd.com

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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