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HEALTH

IMPACTS

Downwind of the proposed quarry

1.7kms

To the nearest home.

3.30kms

3.32kms

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Quarries are significant polluters

Regardless of technology and "best practice" operations, quarries emit airborne hazardous substances which are dangerous to the health of nearby residents and workers.

 

Silica dust is particularly harmful, potentially causing lung cancer, silicosis and other chronic diseases. Risk increases with prolonged exposure.

 

People with underlying respiratory conditions, such as asthma, and children are particularly vulnerable to any dust exposure.

The companies cannot ignore​ the potential health risks this quarry would pose to our community, including our children and our visitors. The only way to safeguard the health of this community against quarry pollutants is to not mine at all.

Other quarries already operating in the area

There are several other quarries in the region already producing required materials.

Traffic, noise, vibrations

The amenity of an area has important social and psychological implications - it impacts on the "pleasantness" and liveability of a place, including appearance, character, noise, traffic, vibrations, dust and pollution. Should this quarry be approved, there is for up to 200 trucks per day travelling to and from the quarry.

 

It is currently unknown what hours the crusher will operate, and how often blasting occurs. 

These companies are forcing our community to diminish our standard of living, imposing on our health and destroying our natural bushland in favour of a noxious industrial site.

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Road Safety

There are no overtaking lines or bays for school buses to safely pick up and drop off children on the haulage route.

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Noise concerns

For both people and animals. 

There are a significant number of horse riders in close proximity who don't want the risk of being thrown from a horse due to an unexpected blast.

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Air Quality

There are several residents in close proximity to the proposed site with health conditions that will be severely exacerbated by lowered air quality should this quarry go ahead.

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Heightened Anxiety

The residents in the immediate area are not fond of the idea of their property prices reducing due to this quarry proposal. Will they be compensated for the losses by the companies proposing this quarry?

Silica is present in all rock deposits. 

Monaro Mix have yet to provide further information on their assurance to provide the community with the silica content in the material. 

Prolonged exposure to silica dust can cause silicosis and other lung cancers.

The increased dust in the air, regardless of silica content also contributes to and exacerbates existing conditions like asthma and bronchitis.

Take

Action

Write to the Ministers to express your opposition.

Environmental Impacts

The environmental impacts of this quarry may be irreversible. 

Health

Impacts

Learn about the health ramifications of quarries.

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