PFAS testing results for Tuggerah Lakes
The NSW PFAS Taskforce has analysed the results from an initial study into fish in the Tuggerah Lakes system and determined that the community does not need to limit consumption of fish sampled to reduce their exposure.
Over the last nine months, as part of PFAS investigations in the area, Snowy Hydro Limited has been sampling Sea Mullet, Yellowfin Bream, Dusky Flathead, Luderick and Silver Biddy to determine if precautionary dietary advice should be issued to the community.
The NSW PFAS Taskforce has analysed the results and determined that the community does not need to follow dietary advice to limit their exposure to PFAS.
Due to the change in seasons and limited availability of fish and prawns, further sampling is being undertaken on school prawns, eastern king prawns and whiting and the EPA will update the community as more information comes to hand.
The EPA is also encouraging community members to note general advice from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand which is to consume no more than 2-3 serves of seafood a week as part of a balanced diet, as well as the fishing bans already in place in the canals near the Munmorah and Colongra Power Stations.