Health concerns over Cockburn’s emissions, Australia

Health concerns over Cockburn’s emissions, Australia
Published: 24 March 2011

A Health Department investigation into complaints of dust and odour emissions from Cockburn Cement has recommended more stringent conditions to protect the health of local residents.

The investigation was launched after local residents complained of headaches and sore eyes, throats and lungs.

The Department has recommended the installation of filters on the company’s kilns to reduce dust emissions.

Local member Fran Logan says residents have been complaining for years about respiratory and skin conditions caused by dust and odour emissions from the site.