Dr Ben Ewald spoke to NBN News about the harms to large numbers of people in Newcastle and beyond who are exposed to toxic pollution from Vales Point, Eraring and Mt Piper coal-fired power stations. The interview comes after the Nature Conservation Council announced it was mounting a court case against the NSW EPA. The conservation group is arguing the renewal of pollution licences for these three power stations, which are operating with out-of-date technology and below international pollution standards, is putting people's health at risk.
Dr Ewald told NBN News that coal-fired power stations emit toxic pollution which is associated with premature deaths, as well as heart attacks, stroke and diabetes, and that it's time the EPA put licences into line with today's science to protect public health.
A spokesperson for the Nature Conservation Council was also featured in this news story.
Listen to the interview HERE.
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