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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Singleton Military Area

Singleton Military Area

PFAS Investigation & Management

Singleton Military Area
In July 2018, Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation into per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at, and in proximity to, Singleton Military Area.

The objective of this environmental investigation is to identify the nature and extent of PFAS in the environment from the use of legacy firefighting foam at the Base.

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

The findings from the investigations will be used to identify and prioritise site specific management actions to address PFAS contamination.

Defence is committed to regularly updating the community throughout the investigation. As well as community engagement events, updates are provided through the project website, newsletters and factsheets as new information becomes available.

Investigation Timeline

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


PFAS Management Area Plan

Expected
Fourth-Quarter 2020

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.


Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment

Expected
Fourth-Quarter 2020

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

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


Detailed Site Investigation

Complete
Dec 2019

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
Nov 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.