Community scientists study coal dust

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Clean AIr Wynnum is campaigning in West End and Dutton Park this month

Clean air Queensland is calling for residents along the train line between Yerongpilly and Cleveland to participate in a study of coal dust.

This new dust coal dust study follows a similar study at the Jondaryan coal stockpile in the Darling Downs. The new study will focus on measuring trackside coal dust pollution. Clean Air Queensland will be using the same Osiris dust monitors used in the last study and is looking for people to assist who can give 4 or more hours a week. Volunteers will be trained to become community scientists and use the Osiris monitoring equipment to collect data on passing coal trains. No experience is necessary.

Stay tuned for the details of public information forums on the health effects of coal dust in South Brisbane, Morningside, Ipswich and Toowoomba. Clean Air Queensland will be letterboxing  thousands of flyers and doorknocking homes along the train line and asks for your help to insure that the forums are successful.

Driven by the Clean Air Wynnum group the campaign was active at Boggo Road Markets this weekend and collected hundreds of petition signatures. In the next few weeks we will be holding market stalls at West End, Wynnum and Ipswich.

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