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Wodonga PFAS Contamination Class Action

Shine Lawyers is pursuing justice for property owners in Wodonga whose land has been contaminated by PFAS chemicals used by the Bandiana Military Area. Click here to register for the class action.


Background

From the 1970s to at least 2004, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) regularly conducted firefighting drills using a type of firefighting foam known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam. The Bandiana Military Area has a history of using this foam during training.

The Department of Defence are undertaking investigations to determine the extent of land and groundwater contamination from the use of PFAS chemicals in the Bandiana Military Area. As part of this investigation, the Department of Defence has released a map identifying the investigation area – click here to download a copy.

About the Wodonga PFAS Contamination Class Action

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action on behalf of Wodonga property owners who have suffered loss in their property value due to contamination caused by the Bandiana Military Area.

Richmond Investigation Area Map

The class action alleges that the Department of Defence negligently allowed toxic chemicals known as ‘PFAS’ to escape from the Bandiana Military Area, and contaminate local environments. These contaminants have negatively impacted properties, land values and the livelihoods of the Wodonga community.

Shine Lawyers is seeking compensation for Wodonga property owners for economic loss, including the diminution in value to their properties.

Please note that the Wodonga PFAS Contamination Class Action does not include personal injury claims for exposure to the PFAS contamination. The adverse health effects of exposure to PFAS chemicals, and the viability of a class action will continue to be investigated. Class actions such as this have been run in other countries around the world for both defence force personnel and communities.

How to register for the Wodonga PFAS Contamination Class Action

If your property is located in the Wodonga contamination investigation area, and was owned by you on 1st October 2016, you are encouraged to register for this class action so that you may seek the compensation you are entitled to.

To formally register for the class action, you will need to complete and sign a funding agreement with Litigation Capital Management (LCM) (the Litigation Funder for this case).

If you wish to register, please click the button below:

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Shine Lawyers is seeking justice for similarly contaminated communities surrounding Defence bases across Australia including Bullsbrook, Darwin, Edinburgh, Katherine, Oakey, Richmond, Townsville and Wagga Wagga.

Contact us

If you have any questions or require any assistance in registering for the class action, please contact our PFAS Contamination Class Action team on 1800 066 173.

Who is Shine Lawyers' Class Action team?

Shine Lawyers' Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced special counsel, solicitors and support staff, including law clerks and paralegals. The Wodonga PFAS Contamination Class Action team includes:


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