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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

HMAS Cerberus

HMAS Cerberus

PFAS Investigation & Management

HMAS Cerberus
In October 2018, Defence completed a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of HMAS Cerberus.

All findings of the investigation are available on the publications page, including detailed reports and factsheets.

A PFAS Management Area Plan has been developed based on the findings of the environmental investigation. Defence will continue to focus on managing PFAS contamination. Where required, potential management activities will be guided by the options presented in the PFAS Management Area Plan and informed by ongoing monitoring.

Investigation Timeline

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


PFAS Management Area Plan

Published
Oct 2018

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.


Detailed Site Investigation

Complete
Oct 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
Oct 2016

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.


Preliminary Sampling Program

Complete
Sep 2016

The Preliminary Sampling Program was undertaken at 12 Defence sites, including HMAS Cerberus. Based on the findings of this program, the 12 sites involved progressed to Detailed Environmental Investigations.

The Preliminary Sampling Program was undertaken at 12 Defence sites, including HMAS Cerberus. Based on the findings of this program, the 12 sites involved progressed to Detailed Environmental Investigations.