Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Training Academy at 547 Dundas Road in Forrestfield, Western Australia
Sites regulated under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003
A number of sites associated with the use and/or storage of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) are being regulated by DWER under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 (CS Act). In addition to locations where aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) have been used, PFAS are often detected near landfills, wastewater treatment plants and other waste disposal or recovery facilities.
Summary information (termed a ‘Basic Summary of Records’ or BSR) on all confirmed contaminated sites (that is, sites classified as contaminated – remediation required, contaminated – restricted use or remediated for restricted use under the CS Act) is publicly available on DWER’s Contaminated Sites Database. To date, PFAS have been identified at the following sites:
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Training Academy at 547 Dundas Road in Forrestfield. The Academy has been regulated under the CS Act since 2006 due to soil and groundwater contamination arising from the storage and use of a variety of flammable substances in training exercises. More recent investigations confirmed that PFAS contamination is also present at the site, related to AFFF use. The Academy is classified as contaminated – remediation required.