Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 5,590,000kg 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.
Tarong North Coal Power Station reports releasing 4,480 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.