Loy Yang B Coal Power Station reports releasing 426kg of mercury & compounds in the year to 30 June 2019 – the most of any Australian power station despite it being one the smallest stations by generation.
Loy Yang B Coal Power Station reports releasing 14,060 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2019.
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.
Loy Yang B Coal Power Station reports releasing 346,510kg 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.