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CGSE’s geoenvironmental team believe hemp seeds a solution to Williamtown contamination crisis

Firefighting foam chemicals leached from the RAAF based have been found in high concentration in Williamtown groundwater, surface water and soils. CGSE researchers have been awarded $600,000 from the NSW Government’s Research Attraction and Acceleration Program to fund groundbreaking remediation methods that use hemp seed powder to remove the PFAS chemicals from the water.

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