October 21, 2019
A site in Kingaroy has been named as one of more than 60 PFAS-contaminated places in Queensland.
On Monday, ABC News published a list of locations identified by Queensland authorities which are believed to be contaminated by the synthetic compounds.
The ABC accessed the documents from the Department of Environment under a Right to Information request.
Included in the list is the former Caltex Fuel Depot.
PFAS chemicals are found in firefighting foam as well as other products including fabric and carpet stain protection applications, food packaging and some industrial processes.
They are persistent in the environment but their health effect on humans and animals is unknown and still being researched.
South Burnett Regional Council CEO Mark Pitt said the State Government advised Council of any additions to its Contaminated Land Register.
“We will have our Environmental Health Unit work with the State Government to see if there is anything else we have to do,” Mr Pitt said.
- External link: PFAS Fact Sheet (70kb PDF)