Mount Piper Coal Power Station reports releasing 18,000 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2016.
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.
Mount Piper Coal Power Station reports releasing 18,000kg of PM10 in the year to 30 June 2016. 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.
Refers to total scope 1 emissions (t CO₂-e) in the year to 30 June 2016 according to the Clean Energy Regulator. A separate report from Sunset Power International reports the same facility releasing 3,402,450 of CO₂ in the same reporting year.