Toxic and terminal - it's time to act!
Australia’s coal-fired power stations emit more than 30 toxic substances and are Australia’s biggest source of fine particles (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
These substances cause and contribute to asthma, lung cancer, heart attacks, stroke, respiratory disease, headaches and nausea in Australian communities.
In most cases emissions limits in Australia are much less strict than those in the US, EU and China: mercury limits for some NSW power stations are 666 times higher than the US limits. Pollution reduction technologies that have been available for many years and are used overseas could significantly reduce power station emissions but are not in use in Australia.
We have spent months researching this toxic mess. Please, help us fix it.
Email state and federal environment and energy ministers and ask them to force all coal-fired power stations to significantly reduce their toxic emissions, and for all Australian governments to publicly commit not to build, finance or approve any new coal-fired power stations.
To read the full report, just click here: Toxic and Terminal: How the regulation of coal-fired power stations fails Australian communities