2020 September – Traces of PFAS found at Gold Coast Sewage Treatment Plant

Traces of ‘PFAS’ found at Gold Coast sewage treatment plant

Sep 9 2020

Traces of ‘PFAS’ found at Gold Coast sewage treatment plant

Trace amounts of the potentially dangerous chemical PFAS have been detected in soil and groundwater samples at the Elanora Sewage Treatment Plant site.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is understood to have detected the presence of the chemical while undertaking routine soil sampling for the widening works of the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun.

City of Gold Coast has confirmed it is now working closely with The Queensland Department of Environment and Science and Queensland Health to further investigate the issue.