Air quality: Data reveals Hunter coal fire power stations cause toxic emissions as power generation drops

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 6 2022 - 11:22pm, first published 11:20pm
Last legs. Liddell power station remains the state's largest emitter of PM2.5 particle pollution.

The latest national pollution data shows several Hunter and Central Coast power stations have reported significant increases in toxic emissions while overall power generation dropped.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.