Upper Hunter residents living in the village of Camberwell say air quality is so bad they may have to abandon their homes.

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 19 2018 - 1:25am, first published June 18 2018 - 9:30pm
Difficult to breathe: Camberwell residents L-R Deidre Olofsson, Christine Tuner and Sandra Tuner at the air quality monitor station on McInerney Road. The believe air quality is so bad that it is no longer safe to live in the village. Photo: Marina Neil.

The Upper Hunter village of Camberwell has been the proverbial canary in the coal mine when it comes to assessing the impacts of mining pollution on human health for the best part of two decades. 

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.