Loy Yang A Coal Power Station reports releasing 60,498,567kg of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2015.
The Australian government links repeated or prolonged exposure to moderate concentrations of sulfur dioxide to inflammation of the respiratory tract, wheezing and lung damage.
Loy Yang B Coal Power Station reports releasing 12,521 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.
Loy Yang B Coal Power Station reports releasing 1,007,165kg of PM10 in the year to 30 June 2015. 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.
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.