30 November, 2023
Adbri Cement has entered into a Voluntary Site Contamination Assessment Proposal (VSCAP) with the South Australian EPA to undertake testing of a block of land previously owned by Shell at Adbri Cement’s Birkenhead site for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
While no PFAS has been used or stored on site after Adbri Cement purchased the land in 2008, PFAS was historically used on the site by the previous owner when it operated as a fuel storage and distribution depot and has previously been detected on other industrial sites in the area.
Adbri Cement takes its environmental responsibility very seriously and has engaged an environmental consultant, Fyfe Pty Ltd, to investigate a portion of the Birkenhead site.
In addition, an EPA-accredited Site Contamination Auditor will prepare a report according to the legislation and relevant guidelines on the findings of the PFAS investigation and may make recommendations or provide conditions for implementation to protect human health and the environment with respect to the land use if required.
The company is committed to keeping the EPA and community stakeholders informed as we progress our investigations.