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Greenacre Site - Environmental investigation

In June 2016, FRNSW commenced the investigation works at the Greenacre training site to better understand the presence of PFAS on and around the site.

The main objective of this environmental investigation is to identify the presence, nature and extent of PFAS in the environment from the use of legacy firefighting foam at the site. The findings from the investigations are used to identify site-specific management actions to address potential PFAS impacts.

The following stages of the investigation have been completed to date for the Greenacre training site, with the reports available under Documentation:

Preliminary Investigation, August 2016

The Preliminary Investigation of the site was completed in August 2016 and included a review of site history for AFFF use and identification of potential sources of PFAS.

Download: Preliminary Site Investigation and Sampling & Analysis Quality Plan, August 2016 (PDF, 17MB)

Environmental Site Assessment, April 2017

An Environmental Assessment of the Greenacre site and surrounding area was completed in April 2017 and included onsite and offsite sampling and laboratory analysis of groundwater, surface water, soils and sediments to further understand the pathways for potential migration of PFAS from the site.

Download: Environmental Site Assessment - PFAS, April 2017 (PDF, 10MB)

Environmental Site Assessment, October 2017

A more detailed Environmental Assessment of the Greenacre site and surrounding area was completed in October 2017 with additional onsite and offsite sampling being conducted to allow further understanding of the pathways for potential migration of PFAS from the site.

Download: Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment - PFAS, October 2017 (PDF, 19MB)

PFAS Management Options Assessment, December 2017

In December 2017, a PFAS Management Options Assessment was prepared to provide a better understanding of the potential management options to address onsite and offsite impacts in soil, groundwater and surface water from the use of legacy firefighting foam at the site.

Download: PFAS Management Options Assessment, December 2017 (PDF)

Next Steps

An Action Plan was developed in Q1 2019 for the site and approved by the NSW EPA. Updates on the next steps will be provided in the fact sheets.

FRNSW is currently procuring a NSW EPA accredited Site Auditor and Environmental Consultant / Contractor to support the additional environmental investigations proposed for this site, with works expected to commence during Q3 of 2019.

Greenacre - Documentation

The following is a list of reports relevant to this project which have been prepared by independent consultants engaged by FRNSW. Report are provided in full.