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The Department of Defence is holding an PFAS info session at the West Bullsbrook Hall on Thursday, November 15 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.

Toxic foam info session in West Bullsbrook

THE Department of Defence is holding a community information session in West Bullsbrook to give an update on the detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Pearce air base and nearby areas.

Members of the investigation team will be available at the West Bullsbrook Hall on Thursday, November 15 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm to discuss the progress of the investigation and answer questions about the ecological risk assessment and the PFAS management area plan.

In PFAS reports offers little comfort in July Echo News reported that Bullsbrook residents and former firefighters would probably take little comfort from the department’s latest reports on toxic chemicals once used at Pearce air base.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) use has largely stopped at the air base so the department is mainly dealing with historic contamination and rightly planning for a clean-up operation.

But nothing has been done to check the health of former firefighters, who were exposed to the toxic chemicals every day, or that of Bullsbrook residents near the air base some of whom may have been drinking bore water for many years.

Visit http://echonewspaper.com.au/pfas-reports-offer-little-comfort/

Visit www.defence.gov.au/environment/pfas/Pearce/

To RSVP email Bullsbrook.defence@ghd.comor call the RAAF Pearce environmental investigation project team on 1800 987 614.

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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