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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 599 tonnes of hydrochloric acid

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 599 tonnes of hydrochloric acid in the year to 30 June 2017.

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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 1kg of mercury

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 1kg of mercury & compounds in the year to 30 June 2017.

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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 18,532 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen

    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.

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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 273,774kg of PM10

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 273,774kg of PM10 in the year to 30 June 2017. 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.

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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 146,566kg of PM2.5

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 146,566kg of PM2.5 in the year to 30 June 2017.
    PM2.5 is extremely small particulate matter, which can be inhaled deep into the lungs and may cause serious health effects. The Australian government says it has been linked to increased respiratory symptoms and premature death.

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  • Jun, 2017
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 30,533 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 30,533,297kg of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2017.
    The Australian government links repeated or prolonged exposure to moderate concentrations of sulfur dioxide to inflammation of the respiratory tract, wheezing and lung damage.

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  • Jun, 2017

    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 12,895,988 tonnes of CO₂ throughout the year.

    Refers to total scope 1 emissions (t CO₂-e) in the year to 30 June 2017 according to the Clean Energy Regulator.

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  • Feb, 2017
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    Origin Energy fined $15,000 for ash dam dust

    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.

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  • Aug, 2016
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    Eraring Power Station reports licence non-compliance related to build up of Ferrous Chloride

    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.

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  • Jun, 2016
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    Eraring Coal Power Station releases 28,954 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Eraring Coal Power Station reports releasing 28,954,362kg of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2016.
    The Australian government links repeated or prolonged exposure to moderate concentrations of sulfur dioxide to inflammation of the respiratory tract, wheezing and lung damage.

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