Liverpool Fire Station - Environmental investigation
Department of Defence (Defence) has engaged CH2M Hill Australia Pty Ltd (CH2M) as the Lead Consultant to undertake environmental investigations into the historical use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) that contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Australian Army Holsworthy Barracks in NSW.
Liverpool Fire Station was included in the Holsworthy investigations as it was identified as a former Army Fire Station with a history of AFFF use for firefighting training. The site was later leased by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) from Defence in December 2000 before being purchased in 2009. FRNSW is currently assisting Defence with their investigations.
Further information on PFAS and the PFAS investigation program being undertaken by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) can be found on the EPA website at www.epa.nsw.gov.au/Mediainformation/pfasinvestigation.htm.
If you would like to talk to the NSW EPA please call the Environment Line on 131 555.