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.
To RSVP email [email protected]or call the RAAF Pearce environmental investigation project team on 1800 987 614.