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Newman residents’ pollution worries grow as air quality report gathers dust – WAtoday

Residents in a Pilbara town don’t know if the dust blanketing their homes could harm them, two years after the government committed to testing the air for harmf…



“I always thought pollution was something associated with big industrial cities until a few years ago when I read that Newman was the second-most polluted town in Australia,” she said.
“I was shocked to learn that dust is pollution.”
Two years ago, the Shire of East Pilbara announced it had partnered with the state government to monitor the town’s dust over a year in a WA-first study.
The program was designed to identify what particles were suspended in the town’s ambient air and if there was…

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