On this week's ABC Television Catalyst Science Program: 'Coal Dust'.
Coal mining releases particles into the air that may cause respiratory diseases for residents living near the mines. For coal communities around the world, this is a major public health issue. Zeroing in on Australia, which exports more coal than any other nation, Mark Horstman explores the controversial issue of how much airborne particulate pollution is reaching residents in our largest coal community, Newcastle.
This story may be similar to what our own local Doctor Richard Stiles is talking about on the proposed Coalpac Open Cut Mine surrounding the Village of Cullen Bullen here: http://www.lithgowenvironment.
This story may also be similar to what NSW Health is talking about on the proposed Coalpac Open Cut Mine surrounding the Village of Cullen Bullen here: https://majorprojects.
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Check it out this Thursday night 8PM ON ABC 1
22 August 2013.