ActewAGL went back to the drawing board after submitting flawed plans including an incorrect pollution study, confirming it could have poisoned everyone in Canberra.
The gas turbines will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and pump out up to half a million kgs of exhaust gases an hour.
This gas power station has been incorrectly called clean and "near-zero" emissions. It is fossil-fuel based and increases our environmental footprint, emitting at least 187,000 tonnes of carbon greenhouse gases yearly, impacting climate change
The combustion process produces the poison Nitrogen Dioxide, as well as other pollutants. Nitrogen Dioxide is especially damaging to the young, those with Asthma, and pre-existing respiratory problems. It has also been linked to an increase in Cot Death (SIDS)
The plume report submitted in support of the Development Application is flawed and a dangerous increase in Nitrogen Dioxide levels resulting in the poisoning of Canberrans through the wind blowing the pollutants across Canberra
Similar gas fired power stations are located in heavy industrial areas away from urban development. Our objective is to persuade the ACT Government and ActewAGL to do the same and relocate the development to a site away from Canberra's residential suburbs
The diagram below shows the suburbs within 6km of the power station that would be impacted the most with the highest emissions exposure, noise and light pollution before the smog is blown further across Canberra
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