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Some firefighting foams contain PFOS and PFOA

New Australian guidance for dealing with sites contaminated with firefighting foam chemicals

Date: 24 March 2017

New national guidance – published this week and made freely available to all by CRC CARE – offers the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice for assessing, managing and remediating the emerging contaminants PFOS and PFOA. Read More

Firefighting foam runoff

World-first technique for eliminating toxic chemicals linked to firefighting foam contamination

Date: 10 March 2017

CRC CARE has developed a new approach to breaking down potentially harmful 'PFAS' contaminants, which have been detected at firefighter-training locations, including airports and other aviation facilities. Read More

Derelict mine teaser

Better ways to clean up old mines

Date: 04 November 2016

The world’s foremost experts in mine site rehabilitation and clean-up will gather in Singleton NSW on 6-8 December 2016 to discuss the latest and best ways to clean up old mine sites that may still be leaking toxins and pollutants into water, air and the human food chain. Read More

Port Hedland Lidar scan teaser

Better way to track dust can reduce contaminant burden on communities

Date: 01 November 2016

A new tool for monitoring and analysing dust plumes – particularly those containing potentially harmful contaminants – will improve our understanding of, and help reduce, the impacts on affected communities. Read More

CleanUp 2017 to incorporate International PFAS Conference

Date: 29 August 2016

CleanUp 2017 – the 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference – is scheduled for 10 to 14 September 2017 in Melbourne. The event will incorporate the first International PFAS Conference, focusing on per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances. Read More

Ravi Naidu addresses the audience at the CleanUp 2015 gala dinner

Call for global action on ‘toxins without borders’

Date: 16 September 2015

A call for worldwide action to staunch the growing tide of toxic contaminants flowing across the world’s borders and throughout the Earth system was made at the CleanUp 2015 conference in Melbourne today. Read More

Clean-up injects new value into old urban lands

Date: 15 September 2015

Effective clean-up of contaminated sites delivers large returns to land-holders and taxpayers, and can boost home values for citizens living nearby by more than 10%. Read More

Factory pollution

Call for greater focus on risks of toxic mixtures

Date: 15 September 2015

Mixtures of toxic chemicals that commonly occur in the word’s cities may hold greater risks for citizens exposed to them than do the individual chemicals themselves Read More

How citizens can help keep clean-up safe and effective

Date: 15 September 2015

Government and industry need to think twice and involve local citizens before they rush in and remove toxic contaminants from a polluted site, a leading international expert says. Read More

Dried berries

Toxins in herbal medicines 'can harm our health'

Date: 14 September 2015

People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a scientist has warned. Read More