Defence has published two ongoing monitoring interpretive reports. The reports share the lastest results of our program of ongoing monitoring, which is tracking the location and concentration of PFAS in the Management Area. For a short summary of the findings of the reports, please see the related ongoing monitoring factsheet.
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RAAF Base Pearce
PFAS Investigation & Management
Investigation Reports and factsheets are available on the publications page.
The outcomes of the investigation have been used to develop a PFAS Management Area Plan (PMAP) that outlines the best management and remediation solutions for the unique circumstances on and around RAAF Base Pearce.
Defence is undertaking a range of activities to address PFAS contamination on and around RAAF Base Pearce. This includes:
- eliminating PFAS exposure pathways through the provision of alternative water;
- reducing PFAS leaving the base through remediation works at the Grounds Maintenance Area and the current and former Fire Training Areas;
- conducting a mass flux study to establish a detailed understanding of PFAS migration from the base, and to inform the need for any further remedial works; and
- continuing to monitor the nature and extent of PFAS contamination on, and around, RAAF Base Pearce through the Ongoing Monitoring Program.
More information about the investigation stages is available on the investigation and management process page.
We are continuing to monitor PFAS in the Management Area. The ongoing monitoring plan shows where we are monitoring and how often we are taking samples. Click on the buttons below to see the latest ongoing monitoring interpretive report and factsheet.
PFAS Management Area Plan
The PFAS Management Area Plan informs the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce potential risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base.
Ecological Risk Assessment
The purpose of the Ecological Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to plants and animals, within the Investigation Area.
Human Health Risk Assessment
The purpose of the Human Health Risk Assessment is to evaluate potential exposure-risks to people, within the Investigation Area.
Detailed Site Investigation
The Detailed Site Investigation involved sampling of soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater to better understand how PFAS moves through the environment.
Preliminary Site Investigation
The Preliminary Site Investigation involved a review of the historical use of firefighting foams on-Base to identify potenital sources of PFAS contamination.