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State parliament agrees to rewrite of environment law

Victorian businesses will have to completely review their compliance strategies, after the state's Legislative Council yesterday passed a bill that introduces a new duty to minimise health and environmental risks.

Industrial port seeks fluorine-free fire foams

After discovering that 'PFOA-free' claims made by fire foam manufacturers were false, the Port of Townsville is seeking a fluorine-free firefighting system.

South Australia slams Defence over PFAS secrecy

South Australia's Environment Minister David Speirs has criticised Defence for failing to provide PFAS data and has recommended tougher regulatory controls on contamination spreading from Commonwealth sites.

PFAS expert warns of widespread contamination

A contamination expert who teaches Defence personnel about PFAS has warned a vast number of industrial sites are 'highly likely' to be affected by the chemicals and has urged nearby residents to demand investigations.

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