Wednesday, 14 July 2010

ARE WE CONVINCED THAT COAL DUST SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES IS NOT A HEALTH HAZARD?

Open cut mine, Singleton, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
NSW Coal Mining - Upper Hunter Valley
NSW Coal Communities Campaign

Back in April Four Corners did a program under the title Dirty Business which highlighted illness caused by dust from the coal mines in the Upper Hunter Valley in New South Wales.


Please go here for the media release of the NSW Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly.  For more details please go to the links below.



Camberwell village - review of cumulative impacts of coal mining

Date announced: 18 December 2008
Panel members: Damon Roddis (air quality), Yvonne Scorgie (air quality), John Wasserman (noise), other possible expert/s (TBC)
More information: Notice of public meeting (which includes the terms of reference for the review) PDF file
Final reports and associated information:

On 13 July 2010, the Department of Planning released the final Camberwell Cumulative Impacts Review consisting of: three expert reports on air quality (dust), noise, and drinking water; an additional expert report on air quality requested from several mining companies seeking to expand their operations in the vicinity of Camberwell; and a Department of Planning overview and response to the reports.
Do those who live in the Hunter and Upper Hunter 

believe this report?

Further reading:

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