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​Bundaberg groundwater validation sampling

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) recently initiated voluntary groundwater testing at its three Ports for per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS.

Some of the testing sites at GPC's Port of Bundaberg have revealed elevated PFAS readings in on site groundwater.

GPC will be undertaking validation and additional groundwater testing this week at the Port of Bundaberg and surrounding areas.

The results will be available within two weeks of confirmation sampling, with further groundwater modelling anticipated to be completed within the next two months.

GPC will ensure the Bundaberg community is informed of the findings.

The bores sampled in the Port area are not used for drinking water.

GPC has offered residents with bores in close proximity with the Port of Bundaberg the opportunity to have their bores tested.

The Corporation is continuing to work closely with the Queensland Government throughout this process.

Further information on PFAS in Queensland is available on the State Government website