Queensland prawn farmers request compensation from Qantas due to toxic foam

20 April, 2017

Queensland prawn farmers are requesting compensation from Qantas due to toxic firefighting foam which leaked from its hangar into the Brisbane River limiting the available area for the trawlers to operate (9news, 20-Apr-2017). Moreton Bay Seafood Association vice president Michael Wood stated he lost a AUD10,000 (USD7518) order due to fears the river was contaminated. Qantas is yet to comment on any compensation claims.