Coal-fired power stations emit toxic chemicals and particulates that are highly damaging to human health. And our governments — state and federal — are failing to protect us. This is revealed in a new report by Environmental Justice Australia. It’s called Toxic and Terminal and it highlights how governments and their regulators are failing the public by allowing coal-fired power stations to emit pollutants at levels much higher than over industrialized countries — such as the United States, China and the EU.
Guests: Bronya Lipski (Environmental Justice Australia); Dr. Ben Ewald (Newcastle GP); Mike Campbell (Community campaigner, central coast NSW).
First broadcast on 3CR's Earth Matters program (#1102) on 27 August 2017. Produced by Teishan Ahearne.