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The team at EnviroScience Solutions have the experience and expertise to deliver significantly important projects to the defence sector. With a proven track record of providing sustainable solutions to minimise environmental impacts within defence operations, we are also focused on protecting the health of defence personnel and members of the public.

Our qualified and experienced team, including Occupational Hygienists and Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvP), ensure we provide the best possible outcomes, both quickly and at a cost-effective price.  

Whether it’s heavy metal swabbing and testing, environmental assessments prior to renovation works, asbestos sampling, testing and remediation, or the management of per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – we strive to develop tailored strategies that get results.

At EnviroScience, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation to remain abreast of new hazards and legislation, such as PFAS contamination, to ensure we have the technology to remediate and manage these emerging issues.

Strategically based across regional New South Wales, we have been successfully servicing regionally-based defence clients since 2016. This local understanding sets us apart, as we not only understand regional issues but have the local connections to get the job done professionally, on-time and on-budget. While our in-house NATA laboratory ensures an unrivalled, quick turnaround on asbestos sampling results for clients

EnviroScience has undertaken a number of projects on Federal Defence sites including the RAAF Base Wagga Wagga and Kapooka Military Area (Blamey Barracks) in New South Wales.

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Testing for Heavy Metals in Defence Planes at RAAF Base

In April 2019, EnviroScience Solutions was commissioned to test for heavy metals in defence planes at the RAAF Base Wagga Wagga. It was part of routine testing by the Australian Department of Defence to ensure the safety of RAAF personnel in regular contact with the planes.   

The team sampled 18 different areas of the aircraft for Chromium (CrVI), Lead (pB), Beryllium (Be) and Cadmium (Cd), including inside the cockpits, the inbuilt lunchroom, on the nose of the aircraft and the engine bay access panel. It was detailed work, with the samples collected using a disposable 10cm X 10cm template, ghost wipes and a binder less quartz fibre filter.

With our Wagga Wagga EnviroScience team located near the RAAF Base, we were able to dedicate a team of local experts to the project. We worked efficiently and quickly, refrigerating samples before couriering them to the laboratory for processing.

Just over two weeks after the samples were taken on-site, our team provided the Department of Defence with a comprehensive report outlining the results of the testing. The report also included recommendations on ways it could minimise the potential contact of RAAF personnel with Cadmium at the base in the future. 


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