Class action suit alleged commonwealth did not adequately prevent toxic chemicals from firefighting foam contaminating soil and groundwater

Thousands of landowners around Australia whose properties were contaminated by Pfas – toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as “forever chemicals” – due to the use of firefighting foam on air force bases have secured a multimillion-dollar payout.

The settlement announced in the federal court on Monday still requires final approval from a judge.

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