Environmental Protection Authority confirms high level of PFAS found in Maitland waterway

Nick Bielby
Updated June 13 2018 - 6:45pm, first published May 26 2018 - 8:00am
A hazardous material crew investigates the Truegain site at Rutherford in 2017. Picture: Perry Duffin
A hazardous material crew investigates the Truegain site at Rutherford in 2017. Picture: Perry Duffin

The level of notorious contaminant PFAS found in a Maitland creek is as high as 22 times the recommended drinking water guideline, the state’s environmental watchdog has confirmed.

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Nick Bielby

Nick Bielby

Senior Journalist

Nick Bielby is a crime reporter who has worked as a journalist since 2011. Having joined the Newcastle Herald in 2017, he won a Walkley Award in 2019 with Donna Page for their investigation 'Dirty Deeds', which exposed the decades of illegal dumping of toxic material in and around a Hunter waterway.

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