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Wagga City Council removes 3000 tonnes of PFAS from airport soil | The Daily Advertiser

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Wagga City Council has removed 3000 tonnes of PFAS-contaminated soil from the airport. During Monday night’s meeting budget report, it was explained that the federal government have council excavate Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contaminated soils from Taxiway A North at Wagga Airport and transport the soil to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. General manager Peter Thompson said the lease for the airport between council and the Department of Defence was taken on a long time ago. “Many decades ago, no-one was aware of the PFAS issue,” he said. “In fact, they were probably still using PFAS foam [at the time] which are now known to create a problem.” Mr Thompson said the federal government told the council…



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