Department of Defence to launch PFAS investigation at Salt Ash Air Weapons Range

Nick Bielby
August 12 2018 - 8:31am
Concerned: Bev Male at her Rookes Road property at Salt Ash on Friday. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Concerned: Bev Male at her Rookes Road property at Salt Ash on Friday. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Department of Defence will investigate whether the use of firefighting foam at another of its Port Stephens sites has left traces of the notorious substance PFAS, only a few kilometres from the site at the centre of the Williamtown contamination scandal.

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Nick Bielby

Nick Bielby

Senior Journalist

Nick Bielby is a crime reporter who has worked as a journalist since 2011. Having joined the Newcastle Herald in 2017, he won a Walkley Award in 2019 with Donna Page for their investigation 'Dirty Deeds', which exposed the decades of illegal dumping of toxic material in and around a Hunter waterway.

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