2018: Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, Queensland

Lavarack Barracks, Queensland

May 2018

https://www.defence.gov.au/Environment/PFAS/Docs/Lavarack/Presentations/201805LavarackBarracksPresentation.pdf

Four groundwater samples collected from registered bores in the Investigation Area.

Two samples contain PFAS above assessment criteria.

•33 surface water samples were collected in the off-Base Investigation Area and Ross River. 13 samples contained detectable PFAS. 8 samples exceeded assessment criteria.

•20 sediment samples were collected in the off-Base Investigation Area and Ross River. 5 samples contained detectable PFAS. No samples exceeded assessment criteria.

•One soil sample was collected. PFAS were not detected in this sample.

•31 biota samples were collected from Ross River. 18 samples exceeded assessment criteria.