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- Environmental injustice and air pollution in coal affected communities, Hunter Valley, Australia
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Health, School of Medicine and Public Health
- The authors describe environmental injustice from air pollution in the Upper Hunter, Australia, and analyse the inaction of state authorities in addressing residents’ health concerns. Obstacles blocking a public-requested health study and air monitoring include: the interdependence of state government and corporations in reaping the economic benefits of coal production; lack of political will, regulatory inertia and procedural injustice; and study design and measurement issues. We analyse mining- and coal-related air pollution in a contested socio-political arena, where residents, civil society and local government groups struggle with corporations and state government over the burden of imposed health risk caused by air pollution.
- Health and Place Vol. 16, Issue 2, p. 259-266
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