Health risk assessment report due
THE Human Health Risk Report on the state of Gladstone air quality will be released and presented to the public tomorrow.
This is the fourth and final report by Queensland Health as part of the Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone project (CHAG).
The presentation will summarise the findings of the health risk assessment, which is based on 12 months of air monitoring data by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
Gladstone Industry Leadership Group CEO Kurt Heidecker said this is the community's chance to hear the project's findings first hand.
“I'd urge anyone who is worried about air quality in Gladstone to make sure that they come to one of the community project presentations,” Mr Heidecker said.
Gladstone clean air advocate Ian Woodhouse said when issues were first raised it was said the group was scaring people unnecessarily.
“We are now seeing real results where industry now has to come up to proper accepted standards and this was brought on by the community pushing industry and government to come up to task,” Mr Woodhouse said.
“The report is a complete vindication and justification of the community's fears.”
The two public information sessions are at noon and 6 pm tomorrow at the Grand Hotel.