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Ash plume from Port Augusta's former power station concerning for residents

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 10:20:14 AM



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The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says that residents of Port Augusta affected by ash being blown across the regional city from its former coal-fired power station have a reason to be worried about their health.

In May last year, Alinta Energy closed its power station in Port Augusta, but ash has blown from the site since then and has worsened over the past few days because heavy rainfall has damaged the suppressant used on the ash dams.

Residents said they were worried about their health and are considering using dust masks.

Peter Dolan from the EPA said residents had a good reason to be concerned.

"They should be concerned because dust can harm you if it's fine and you breathe it in," he said.

"Our testing would suggest that there's not enough toxins in it to add additional [concerns] to that problem, but it's a big enough problem by itself.



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