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The air pollution condition applying to Yara Pilbara's ammonium nitrate plant on the Burrup Peninsula should be updated and tightened, Western Australia's EPA has recommended.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned that proposed new NO2 and SO2 standards are too weak.
Proposed tougher air pollution standards could trigger the early closure of coal-fired power plants and a more 'pragmatic' approach is required, according to the Australian Energy Council.
The Western Australian government is planning an industry-funded buyout of homes in Port Hedland's West End, to resolve longstanding complaints about dust from port operations.
* EPA signals changes to risk-based licensing
* Contamination spreads from Caltex terminal site
* EPA issues company with fourth prevention notice
In a decision that turned on the affordability and viability of pollution controls, a company has failed to convince a tribunal it should continue to discharge ozone-depleting methyl bromide.
A coalition of health experts and environmental groups says proposals to tighten airshed standards for three key pollutants don't go far enough.
Australia's environment ministers have proposed tougher airshed limits for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone.
* Victorian government allocates $30m to manage seized waste stockpile
* Tyre recycler facing Victorian court action seeks interstate licence
* Boral ordered to control dust emissions
A cement works plagued by long-running odour complaints has overcome objections to the works approval for a trial of an odour-neutralising spray.