Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has taken his campaign into the southern Queensland seat of Groom, calling for Defence to stop ignoring Oakey's "toxic water nightmare".

Groundwater in the small town, 154km west of Brisbane, has been contaminated by chemicals contained in firefighting foam that was used for decades in training activities at the local army aviation centre. Senator Xenophon says the Department of Defence must pay for regular blood testing of residents and compensate landholders…