DEA members Dr Helen Redmond, Dr Geralyn McCarron and Prof Melissa Haswell recently spoke at a public health forum on coal seam gas exploration and the potentially serious damage this can have on health. The timely event took place in Narrabri, NSW, which is the centre of a proposed $3 billion gas operation. Dr McCarron and Prof Haswell were interviewed on Prime7 about their concerns. Read more -->
You can view the Prime7 interview HERE.
Coal seam gas (CSG) licences belonging to SANTOS Gas currently cover 12% of the land mass of NSW. DEA strongly opposes the 850-well Santos gas project and other unconventional gas projects in Australia on health grounds.
Evidence from the gas rush in Queensland and overseas, suggest that public health impacts of CSG could be significant.
To learn more about CSG in NSW and its risks to health, read our submission on the Narrabri Gas project HERE.
Dr Geralyn McCarron's study in the International Journal of Environmental Studies, showing a possible link between pollutants from the CSG industry and a spike in hospitalisations in the Darling Downs, can be found HERE.