Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 18,532 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2017.
The Australian government says people who live near coal burning power plants may be exposed to higher levels of nitrogen oxides. Even low levels of exposure can impact an individual’s eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
Origin Energy, owner of Eraring Power Station, is fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority after an incident where dust from the power station’s ash dam was blown offsite in September 2016. The EPA Director calls Origin’s failure to appropriately manage storage of ash unacceptable.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority alleges Eraring Coal Power Station did not comply with a licence condition, in reference to a build up of Ferrous Chloride in the condenser tube on return to service.