PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a group of manufactured chemicals present in firefighting foams that were historically used at various Australian sites including civil airports, defence bases, ports and large industrial sites.
PFAS is also found in common products such as non-stick cooking pans, fabric, furniture and food packaging.
Health experts are still working to fully understand PFAS. There is currently no consistent evidence that PFAS exposure causes adverse human health effects. However, because there is uncertainty and PFAS can accumulate in the body with continued exposure, it is prudent to reduce exposure to PFAS as far as is practicable.
The health of the community and our employees is CS Energy’s key priority and will guide our actions.
Health experts are still working to fully understand PFAS. There is currently no consistent evidence that PFAS exposure causes adverse human health effects. For more information, download Queensland Health’s PFAS Fact Sheet (PDF 281.1KB).
OUR HISTORICAL USE OF PFAS
CS Energy's use of over the years PFAS was infrequent and in small quantities for training, testing and emergency response purposes.
CS Energy removed firefighting foams containing non-compliant levels of PFAS in 2019 as part of a Queensland Government policy to phase out their use.
Visit the Queensland Government's website for more information about PFAS management in Queensland.