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  • Oct, 2018
    Bolt of electricity crossed out

    Unit trip: Yallourn

    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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  • Oct, 2018
    Bolt of electricity crossed out

    Unit trip: Yallourn

    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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  • Jul, 2018
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    Yallourn reports licence non-compliance related to exceedance of carbon monoxide limits

    The VIC Environment Protection Authority alleges Yallourn did not comply with a licence condition, in reference to the limit for carbon monoxide emissions being exceeded at times 20th – 21st July 2018.

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  • Jun, 2018
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    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 435kg of mercury

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 435kg of mercury & compounds in the year to 30 June 2018.

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  • Jun, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 14,149 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 14,149 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen in the year to 30 June 2018.
    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, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 1,407 tonnes of PM10

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 1,406,965kg of PM10 in the year to 30 June 2018. 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, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 755 tonnes of PM2.5

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 754,737kg of PM2.5 in the year to 30 June 2018.
    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, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 18,222 tonnes of sulfur dioxide

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 18,222,103kg of sulfur dioxide in the year to 30 June 2018.
    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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  • Jun, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 52kg of arsenic

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 52kg of arsenic & compounds in the year to 30 June 2018.

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  • Jun, 2018
    Skull and crossbones in danger warning sign

    Yallourn Coal Power Station releases 52kg of arsenic

    Yallourn Coal Power Station reports releasing 52kg of arsenic & compounds in the year to 30 June 2018.

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