Loy Yang A Coal Power Station reports releasing 23,306 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2015.
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.
Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 1,951,326kg of PM2.5 in the year to 30 June 2015.
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.
The VIC Environment Protection Authority alleges Yallourn did not comply with a licence condition, in reference to spill of ash saline wastewater. 8.548 ML of saline effluent spilled into Morwell River.