A large quantity of contaminated soil is proposed to be moved from the West Gate tunnel site in Yarraville to a site in Bacchus Marsh, in Victoria’s food bowl.  The PFAS contaminated soil is a toxic legacy from the Victorian 1991 Coode Island fire, where huge volumes of PFAS fire fighting foam were used. In order to accept PFAS contaminated waste, an amendment to the Moorabool Planning Scheme is required. The normal procedure would involve community consultation, but a request has been made to bypass community consultation and allow this proposal to go ahead.

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