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  • May, 2020
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    Unit trip: Gladstone

    A unit trip is an incident where an entire unit of a coal power station reduces its generation to zero. Source: OpenNEM, The Australia Institute

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  • Feb, 2020
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    Unit trip: Gladstone

    A unit trip is an incident where an entire unit of a coal power station reduces its generation to zero. Source: OpenNEM, The Australia Institute

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  • Dec, 2019
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    Unit trip: Gladstone

    A unit trip is an incident where an entire unit of a coal power station reduces its generation to zero. Source: OpenNEM, The Australia Institute

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 755 tonnes of hydrochloric acid

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 755 tonnes of hydrochloric acid in the year to 30 June 2019.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 100kg of mercury

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 100kg of mercury & compounds in the year to 30 June 2019.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 34,900 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 34,900 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2019, the most of any Australian power station.
    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, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 154,000kg of PM10

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 154,000kg 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.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 69,700kg of PM2.5

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 69,700kg of PM2.5 in the year to 30 June 2019 – a 23% increase from the previous year.
    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, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 28,700 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 28,700,000kg of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2019.
    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, 2019
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    Gladstone Coal Power Station releases 16kg of arsenic

    Gladstone Coal Power Station reports releasing 16kg of arsenic & compounds in the year to 30 June 2019.

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