Doctors for the Environment Australia has told a Federal 20-year review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), which is considering submissions for a report to Australia’s environment ministers, that fireworks should be included for the first time. Read more -->
DEA's main focus in the submission, however, was on licensing requirements for heavy polluters, such as coal-fired power stations, that bear no relationship to the NPI.
DEA and other environment groups have called for state regulatory responses to be linked to National Pollutant Inventory data. Numerous reported air quality alerts in the Hunter Valley over the last 12 months have had little meaningful response.
DEA NSW Chair Dr John Van Der Kallen said while the NPI could be considerably improved, it was a valuable source of data and in the public interest.
Read the full story in the Newcastle Herald which was published on 20 August HERE