A FORTHCOMING report examining a cancer cluster among Victorian firefighters has been delayed by three months.The ongoing Country Fire Authority investigation will now have until the end of June to report back on chemical exposure at the Fiskville training facility west of Melbourne over the past 30 years.
The delay is due to more than 200 people coming forward with information about the site in recent weeks.
"I appreciate the courage of people who have come forward to share concerns about their exposure to potentially harmful chemicals as part of past firefighter training," Fiskville investigation chairman Rob Joy said in a statement.
"We are intent on listening to everyone who wants to be heard."
The investigation had been launched last year after former firefighters came forward with claims that they had developed cancer from chemical exposure in the 1970s and 1980s.
Fire crews at the Fiskville site used to burn a variety of waste and oils that contained toxic chemicals as part of their training.
But the CFA has assured its members that the Fiskville site has now been deemed safe after a detailed workplace safety investigation.
The firefighters union says the current report and inquiry into past practices doesn't go far enough and wants an coronial inquiry to examine the cancer-cluster.
The final Fiskville report is now due to be publicly released on June 30, pending no further delays.