Northern Territory

Creeks get all clear after PFAS testing


Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles says results of new testing show there is nothing to fear from PFAS levels in waterways around Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek. Picture: Lucy Hughes Jones

Residents in Rapid Creek and Ludmilla have nothing to fear from PFAS levels in water and seafood in their nearby waterways.

The Health Minister Natasha Fyles and Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie said the results of PFAS testing done in waterways around Rapid Creek and Ludmilla Creek had given them the all clear.

Minister Fyles said research had detected levels of PFAS in aquatic foods like long bums, periwinkles, crustaceans and fish, but those foods can still be eaten without exceeding the national Health Based Guidance Values (HGBV).

Last year, Australian Defence reported the presence of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances found in fire fighting foam (also known as PFAS) in the vicinity of some Defence bases around Australia including Darwin and Tindal. This sparked two NT Government s…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/northern-territory/health-minister-natasha-fyles-says-pfas-tests-reveal-no-contamination-fears-for-seafood/news-story/209263fd870a3d2e9234cad921de9dff

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