PFAS contamination: Fishermen still not consulted after being forced to cease work in Victorian wetland

A Victorian commercial fishing family says it has still yet to be consulted by the Department of Defence about PFAS contamination in a Gippsland wetland which has led to a fishing ban. The Heart Morass wetland has been found to have high levels of perfluorotoalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination from firefighting foam once used at the nearby East Sale RAAF base. The Victorian Environment Protection Authority issued a warning last month advising fishers and game hunters not to eat fish, eels and ducks from the wetland. Fisherman Peter Ingram had been fishing eels and carp in the wetland for the past three years and said neither he nor his family was consulted until well after the warning was issued and EPA Victoria requested he stop fishing there. click here to read the story 10:39

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