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Radio National – Dangerous Diesel

March 11, 2013

Radio National’s Background Briefing has just done a radio documentary on diesel exhaust and its health implications.The program starts in Yarraville covering the truck issue here in the inner west and then travels to Western Australia to look at diesel in our mining industry. Experts from around the world are interviewed, speaking about the latest
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Truck Rolls onto Footpath on Moore Street

June 22, 2012

Last night I was walking home from work along Moore Street when I arrived only minutes after a container trucked rolled at the pedestrian crossing at Ballarat Road.The container truck carrying a 40 foot container rolled on its side landing on the footpath of Moore Street and across the pedestrian crossing at the intersection when
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MTAG protest action outside Hilton Hotel

June 22, 2012 3 Comments

MTAG today protested outside the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne where CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, was holding a conference: Australia to the world: Growing national port infrastructure.MTAG’s action was to highlight the impact that Melbourne Port truck traffic has on our community. MTAG believes the Port must think beyond its own boundaries
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World Health Organisation declares “diesel exhaust causes lung cancer”

June 13, 2012 1 Comment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that diesel exhaust causes lung cancer. Back in 1988 they had said that diesel exhaust was a “probable carcinogenic”. In their new report they say: “The scientific evidence was compelling and the working group’s conclusion was unanimous: Diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in humans,” Christopher Portier, chairman
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Yarraville pollution to be measured

April 5, 2012

According to Maribyrnong Weekly this week… THE health impacts of diesel smoke from the thousands of trucks passing through residential streets in Yarraville each day will be measured for the first time in a decade.Environment Protection Authority Victoria will soon set up an air-monitoring station near the Yarraville community centre on Francis Street, Yarraville. The
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