Australian government reaches $132.7m class action settlement with landowners over PFAS contamination

May 14, 2023

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"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.

Parties reached an in-principle binding agreement at the weekend for a sum of $132.7m, covering about 30,000 landowners near seven sites, the court heard. Members of the class action will be issued further details about the settlement as it approaches approval."