2016 December – Qenos Chemical Plant (Altona Victoria) – PFAS

2016 December – Qenos Chemical Plant (Altona)

On 21 Dec 2016, the Qenos chemical plant at Altona published a media statement that it had advised the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria that preliminary testing of soil and groundwater at its site has shown the presence of PFAS both on and off its premises at concentrations exceeding national screening criteria. It had submitted to EPA a site assessment in August 2017 and a clean-up plan in March 2018. It expected a formal response from EPA in the second quarter of 2018 (Ref 1, 2). I would caution against consuming fish caught in Cherry Lake, due to the proximity of Cherry Creek to the Qenos site.