Vales Point Coal Power Station reports releasing 16,000,000kg 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.
Vales Point Coal Power Station reports releasing 21,000 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.
Vales Point Coal Power Station reports releasing 120,000kg 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.