AGL Macquarie enters into an Enforceable Undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), to contribute $100,000 to local projects following a breach of regulations around the management of coal ash in January 2019.
Liddell Coal Power Station reports releasing 20,762 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2019 – a 21% increase on the previous year.
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.
Liddell Coal Power Station reports releasing 199,384kg of PM10 in the year to 30 June 2019. PM10 is small particulate matter which can cause serious health effects.
The Australian government says it has been linked to increased respiratory symptoms and premature death.