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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

RAAF Base Pearce

RAAF Base Pearce

PFAS Investigation & Management

In November 2018, Defence completed a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of RAAF Base Pearce.

Investigation Reports and factsheets are available on the publications page.

The outcomes of the investigation have been used to develop a PFAS Management Area Plan (PMAP) that outlines the best management and remediation solutions for the unique circumstances at Pearce.

With the conclusion of the investigation, Defence remains committed to working with the community, and to continue being actively involved in the remediation and management of PFAS at, and around, RAAF Base Pearce.



Federal Court of Australia Group Member Notice

The Federal Court of Australia has approved a group member notice relating to the PFAS class action in the Bullsbrook (RAAF Base Pearce) area. Click here to view the notice.

Investigation Timeline

More information about the investigation stages is available on the investigation process page.


PFAS Management Area Plan

Published
Jul 2019

The PFAS Management Area Plan informs the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce potential risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base.

The PFAS Management Area Plan informs the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce potential risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base.


Ecological Risk Assessment

Complete
Nov 2018

The purpose of the Ecological Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to plants and animals, within the Investigation Area.

The purpose of the Ecological Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to plants and animals, within the Investigation Area.


Human Health Risk Assessment

Complete
July 2018

The purpose of the Human Health Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to people, within the Investigation Area.

The purpose of the Human Health Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to people, within the Investigation Area.


Detailed Site Investigation

Complete
Jul 2018

The Detailed Site Investigation involved sampling of soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, to better understand how PFAS moves through the environment.

The Detailed Site Investigation involved sampling of soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater to better understand how PFAS moves through the environment.


Preliminary Site Investigation

Complete
Mar 2018

The Preliminary Site Investigation involved a review of the historical use of firefighting foams on-Base to identify potenital sources of PFAS contamination.

The Preliminary Site Investigation involved a review of the historical use of firefighting foams on-Base to identify potenital sources of PFAS contamination.