PFAS site investigations

Fire-fighting foam containing perfluorinated substances such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (known as PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (known as PFOA) were used in fire-fighting and fire-fighting training from the 1970s to the mid-2000s.

Use of the foams occurred at various Australian sites including civil airports, defence bases, large fuel storage terminals, refineries and ports.

These foams are known to have been used at a number of sites in Queensland.

State-wide investigations from the detection of PFAS are being conducted in Queensland by the following organisations:

The Queensland Government has issued information regarding the following sites: