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2015 CRC CARE in the media


2015 - CRC CARE in the Media

The contamination of wastewater with PFCs, including PFOA and PFOS needs to be addressed.

30 November 2015

Bob Baldwin to provide details of chemical clean up options to Assistant Defence Minister.

Federal Paterson MP Bob Baldwin will today give the Assistant Defence Minister information from a Newcastle-based research facility on a clean-up option for the Williamtown contamination. The contamination research centre, CRC, has developed a modified clay that can soak up potentially cancer causing chemicals found in firefighting foam that was used at the Williamtown air force base. Read more

matCare a possible solution to remediate contamination at the Williamstown RAAF base.

7 September 2015

Scientists say modified clay could be used to mop up toxic residue.

Scientists hope the latest technology will be used to mop up toxic residues, left behind by fire-fighting operations near Newcastle's RAAFbase. Researchers from CRC CARE have invented matCARE - a modified clay that can soak up potentially cancer-causing chemicals. Read more

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