Esso is ‘working with neighbours’ on PFAS

ESSO says it is working with neighbours “on a one-to-one basis to provide support where necessary”, following a community PFAS session in Longford on Thursday.

An Esso spokesperson said the session provided an update on the PFAS environmental investigations it had been undertaking across the Longford Plants and surrounding area.

The investigation, which will take two years, is being overseen by an EPA-appointed environmental auditor.

An interim clean-up plan has been reviewed by the EPA and is being implemented.

“We have removed one of the main sources of PFAS on site, with sediment and water taken out of the fire training ground interceptor pits for treatment,” the Esso spokesperson said.

“We will continue to regularly engage with the EPA, the local community and other stakeholders while our investigations continue.”

Esso did not respond to a question asking if it was still considering buying neighbouring farmland.