Fire dangers at the 2009 crash-landing of a civilian plane at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre were minimised using large amounts of fire-fighting foam. Formerly-used toxic chemicals were discontinued in 2005, but several other crash-landing incidents and training exercises are thought to have contributed to the contamination of bores in Oakey.
Fire dangers at the 2009 crash-landing of a civilian plane at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre were minimised using large amounts of fire-fighting foam. Formerly-used toxic chemicals were discontinued in 2005, but several other crash-landing incidents and training exercises are thought to have contributed to the contamination of bores in Oakey. Kevin Farmer

Defence to update Oakey on contamination investigation

THE Department of Defence will update Oakey residents and business owners next month on the ongoing groundwater contamination investigation.

Community information sessions will be held on December 6 and 7 to discuss the ongoing investigation into water supplies around the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.

The sessions will include a presentation on the findings of the 2017 Environmental Site Assessment and the Human Health Risk Assessment.

They will be followed by two community walk-in sessions.

The sessions will be held at the Oakey Cultural Centre from 5.30pm - 7pm on Wednesday, December 6, and the Oakey RSL from 9am - noon on Thursday, December 7.

A second session will also be held at the RSL from 2pm - 6pm.

RSVP to 1800136129 or email defence.oakey@aecom.com by Monday, December 4.


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