Coal industry declares coal dust safe

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A coal train en-route through Brisbane
Over a million tonnes of coal moves through Brisbane every six weeks

Environmental Activist Group Stop Brisbane Coal Trains has today criticised the findings of an Air Pollution Monitoring Study released on Monday by the Queensland Resources Council.

Group Spokesperson and former Environmental Engineer John Gordon says, ‘This monitoring program has been a complete sham from the start,’

The group is calling for a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the truly bizarre state of affairs that has allowed the Coal Industry to conduct it’s own air monitoring program using Government scientists.

Mr Gordon says the Senate Inquiry hearing in Brisbane where his group gave evidence found that ‘air pollution standards are nebulous to the point of useless.’

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