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Latest National Pollution Inventory data reveals Curtis Island LNG plant is belching out massive amounts of toxic air pollutants

Latest National Pollution Inventory data reveals Curtis Island LNG plant is belching out massive amounts of toxic air pollutants

The latest data from the National Pollution Inventory (NPI) confirms that Australian families continue to be exposed to serious immediate, long-term and trans-generational health risks from increasing levels of toxic air pollution from unconventional gas (UG) activities. Many thousands of tonnes of dangerous chemicals are being pumped into the air and breathed in by vulnerable(…)

Public Letter to President Hernandez of Honduras

Public Letter to President Hernandez of Honduras

In solidarity, NTN, together with over 50 international organisations has signed this public letter to President Hernandez of Honduras to express our shock and concern over the recent killing of environmental activist and head of the indigenous rights group COPINH. We are demanding an international investigation into the circumstances around Mrs Caceres death and guaranteed(…)

Firefighters, community and environment at risk from perfluorinated chemcials

Firefighters, community and environment at risk from perfluorinated chemcials

NTN has released its new report on the Persistence and Toxicity of Perfluorinated Compounds in Australia. These manufactured fluorinated chemicals are used in a variety of consumer goods from non-stick kitchenware to waterproof clothing and even cosmetics, as well as many industrial application such as firefighting foams. Produced commercially since the 1950s, two groups of(…)

NEW REPORT: Impacts of UG exploration and mining

NEW REPORT: Impacts of UG exploration and mining

After another successful international speaking tour on the impacts unconventional gas by Dr Lloyd-Smith, NTN is releasing its latest report, “Unconventional Gas Exploration and Production: Human Health Impacts and Environmental Legacy”. The report is being released as part of the Global Frackdown to Paris. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks, it is(…)

Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

The National Toxics Network (NTN) has released a new report and a fact sheet warning that pharmaceutical pollution has reached alarming levels globally, with over 200 different pharmaceuticals detected in aquatic and terrestrial environments, including areas as remote as the Antarctic. The report examines the situation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. As a(…)