“A living nightmare”: Maules Creek coal mine exposes family to pollution

The Maules Creek open cut coal mine exposes the four Murphy girls to dangerous particle pollution and oxides of nitrogen from mine blasting.

The father of these four girls, Pat Murphy, was interviewed on Radio National. Narrabri farmer Pat Murphy spoke on Radio National about his epxerience living near the mine.

Listen now to Pat’s moving account of life in the shadow of Whitehaven’s polluting coal mine.

Living near the Maules Creek coal mine is aliving nightmare” for farmer Pat Murphy and his family.

The Maules Creek open cut coal mine owned by Whitehaven Pty Ltd exposes Pat’s family to dangerous levels of fine particle pollution of nitrous oxides from mine blasts.

Particle pollution from coal mines has trebled in ten years. State Governments have failed to control air pollution, protect communities or comply with pollution standards.

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