Monthly Archives: November 2016

Healthy Waterways 2016 Report Card

The 2016 Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card was released today. It was encouraging to see that the main waterways and catchments on the Sunshine Coast have improved  in the last 12 months. The report notes that sediment from erosion and runoff remains the most significant pressure on our waterways. For the full report go to:

By | November 16th, 2016|Uncategorised|

PFOS and PFOA – What are they?

There has been a large amount of press recently about the degradation of groundwater and soil quality at Oakey due to the presence of PFOS and PFOA. These compounds (perfluorooctane sulphonate and perfluorooctanoic acid) are used in firefighting foams and many household cleaning products. As an emerging contaminant, regulatory standards are still being developed. It is [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Latest news|