“Tasmanian sites exposed to perfluorinated compounds will be subject to a management plan.

The plans are expected to be delivered in the coming months.

Air Services Australia, who is conducting the review into potential chemical contamination of PFAS at 23 sites around the country has tested three sites in Tasmania.

‘PFAS management plans are being developed for Hobart Airport and Launceston Airport and Airservices is in regular contact with both airports and the Tasmanian EPA,’ an Air Services Australia spokesperson said…

An international Fairfax Media investigation has exposed the potential health risks to exposure to the chemicals…

The Tasmanian sites were tested for PFAS contamination in 2016.

Low levels of the chemical were found at Launceston and Hobart.

The state response is being coordinated by the Environment Protection Authority.

Air Services Australia used PFAS in its firefighting foam for firefighting training  until 2010.”

Read the full article by Caitlin Jarvis