SO2 emissions: an outrageous state of affairs

Failure to require the installation of SO2 scrubbers at the Anglesea powerplant is an absolutely outrageous state of affairs A year ago Victoria’s own EPA found that Alcoa’s appalling Anglesea S02 emissions “contributes a noticeable quantity of sulfate particles to the Melbourne airshed, particularly in summer” and that in a “low impact scenario” for future…

Corporate spin breaks into a trot

Letter to the Editor of Surf Coast Times, published on 17 July 2014 By Andrew Laird The corporate spin that Alcoa trotted out in your article last week about its sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions at Anglesea was breathtaking. A few facts: • As your article correctly noted, Alcoa’s own 2003 plan stated “From a base…

Human sign on Anglesea beach

Huge turnout sends clear message to Alcoa and potential purchasers More than 500 people gathered today on Anglesea beach to create a human sign spelling out the community’s demand that Alcoa’s polluting Anglesea brown coal mine and power plant be shut down and rehabilitated. SHUT IT DOWN was spelt across the sand with human bodies…

Clean up or decommission coal mine and power plant

Surf Coast Air Action joins with Surf Coast Shire in calling for Alcoa Anglesea clean up or decommission the Alcoa Anglesea brown coal mine and power plant MEDIA RELEASE – 30 May 2014 Local Anglesea group Surf Coast Air Action (SCAA) welcomes Surf Coast Shire’s unanimous call on the Federal Government to clean up or…

Anglesea residents condemn license to pollute

Anglesea residents are extremely disappointed by the Essential Services Commission’s decision to grant Alcoa’s Anglesea brown coal mine and power station a license to pollute. The decision potentially paves the way for the sale of the coal mine and power plant, which was previously only permitted to power the Point Henry smelter, due to close…

AGL Energy rules out buying Anglesea power station

Major Australian energy company AGL Energy has ruled out buying Anglesea’s brown-coal power station, citing its negative effects upon the health and wellbeing of local residents. Alcoa announced plans to sell the mining lease and power station at Anglesea in February following its decision to close the Port Henry aluminium smelter. The Anglesea community has…

Kids speak out about climate and coal

Anglesea’s Ruby Dingle, 10, is rallying to shut down the station for good and after attending a community meeting decided to film her thoughts on the issue to be uploaded to YouTube and the Surf Coast Air Action (SCAA) group’s website. We’re hoping other kids will see this video and be encouraged to make a…

Community Meeting at Anglesea Hall on 20th of April 2014

A community meeting was held in the Anglesea Hall on April 20 2014. Invited speakers addressed the health, environmental and fire risks associated with the mine and power station.  In addition, there were presentations focusing on employment opportunities created when the mine and power station are shut down. SURF COAST AIR ACTION MEDIA RELEASE: Henderson supports tighter air emission standards…