Katherine’s PFAS water treatment plant finally ready for action — but more will follow, experts warn


After years of delay, Katherine’s new $24-million PFAS contamination station will go live later this year.

The Katherine community will be able to drink some of the cleanest water in the world once the new PFAS water treatment plant will be completed in August. For the past few years, this community has had to only drink bottled water and was not able to go swimming at their local pools or even eat the fish they caught in the river due to the PFAS contamination from the local RAAF base. The PFAS chemicals were mainly from the firefighting foams they used in training exercises between 1988 and 2004.

The article talks about the concerns of PFAS in local water supplies.

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