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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(…)

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 has released a new report, Unconventional Gas Exploration and Production: Human Health Impacts and Environmental Legacy. The report is part of the Global Frackdown to Paris. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks, it is essential all stakeholders(…)

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

Indonesian government promoting risky unconventional gas and Australia companies are responding

The Indonesian government is promoting unconventional gas exploration and production in Indonesia. This would mean in the pursuit of coal bed methane (CBM) / coal seam gas (CSG), shale gas and tight gas, hydraulic fracturing or fracking would occur with all its associated negative impacts. The United Nations Environment Programme has expressed their concern over(…)

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

The NSW chief scientist’s report on CSG was released late last night so it was difficult for our concerns to get a run in the media. The overall message of the report is that there is still so much we don’t know, yet everything has risks but fear not, new technology will save us !(…)

CSG and your health

CSG and your health

Clinical Psychologist Dr Wayne Somerville recently launched a report on the Health Impacts of CSG and Shale Gas Mining, including CSG Health Checklists and Self-Help Risk Management Tools. “Despite the rapid expansion of CSG developments, the health impacts have not been adequately researched, and effective regulations that protect public health are not in place. There(…)