ABC: Wheatstone gas emissions 'excessive', say residents in north-west WA town of Onslow



DEA and environmental groups have called for greater transparency about the potential health impacts on local communities from Australia's largest onshore liquified natural gas (LNG) plant, Chevron's Wheatstone project. Dr George Crisp said he is concerned about the proximity of the plant to the tiny town of Onslow in the Pilbara. Emissions could contain a toxic mixture of hydrocarbons, gases, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and carbon monoxide, which are all harmful to human health, even at very low concentrations. 

Concerned Onslow residents have reported black smoke and four-storey-high flares that can be seen 70km away. 

They have been asking for air quality monitoring data for almost three years without success.


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