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Assessing environmental contamination from metal emission and relevant regulations in major areas of coal mining and electricity generation in Australia

Schneider, Larissa; Rose, Neil L; Lintern, Anna; Sinclair, Darren; Zawadzki, Atun; Holley, Cameron; Aquino-López, Marco Antonio; Haberle, Simon


The Hunter and Latrobe Valleys have two of the richest coal deposits in Australia. They also host the largest coal-fired power stations in the country. We reconstructed metal deposition records in lake sediments in the Hunter and Latrobe Valleys to determine if metal deposition in freshwater lakes have increased in the region. The current regulatory arrangement applied to metal emissions from coal-fired power stations in Australia are presented, discussing their capacity to address future...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137398


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