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  • Jun, 2020
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 4,320 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 4,320 tonnes of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2020

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  • Jun, 2020
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 2,442,633 tonnes of CO₂ throughout the year.

    Refers to total scope 1 emissions (t CO₂-e) in the year to 30 June 2020 according to the Clean Energy Regulator.

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  • Feb, 2020
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    Unit trip: Tarong North

    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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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 1kg of arsenic & compounds

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 0.612kg of arsenic & compounds in the year to 30 June 2019.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 131 tonnes of hydrochloric acid

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 131 tonnes of hydrochloric acid in the year to 30 June 2019.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 27kg of mercury & compounds

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 26.7kg of mercury & compounds in the year to 30 June 2019.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 3,830 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 3,830 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.

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  • Jun, 2019
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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 21,200kg of PM10

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 21,200kg 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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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 12,200kg of PM2.5

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 12,200kg of PM2.5 in the year to 30 June 2019.
    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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    Tarong North Coal Power Station releases 5,100 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 5,100,000kg 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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