Not only is the Central Coasts' drinking water at risk of being lost
forever, the health of Central Coast residents is at risk from coal
dust blowing on the wind.
Kores (the mining company) will build a gigantic coal loader right
next door to the largest urban growth area on the Central Coast -
2.4 kilometres from the proposed Warnervale Town Centre, 2.9
kilometres from Blue Haven, and close to Wyong Hospital and Lake
Haven Shopping Centre.
stock piles of coal will feed a rail loop of coal trucks seven days
a week. Noise, dust and air pollution would become a way of life.
would be doubtful that these coal trucks would operate during the
day, because of the associated problems using the main northern rail
line without disrupting passenger rail traffic. They would operate
at night! Lifestyle and amenity would be continually disrupted.
Fine particles of coal dust travel
very quickly over a large area with just the slightest breeze.
Coal dust could reach all the way to Wyong (in the south) and
beyond. Your suburb and health is at risk!
People who may be susceptible to the health effects of airborne coal
infants, children and adolescents
people with respiratory conditions
such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema
people with heart disease
people with diabetes
The impact on your health from breathing in coal dust can be:
wheeze, or worsening of asthma
increased need for medications (eg
High levels of Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP) may also
cause coughing, sneezing and sore eyes.