Coal ash dumps a 'ticking time bomb': Environmental Justice Australia Report

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 30 2019 - 9:42pm, first published 11:00am

A parliamentary inquiry is needed into coal ash dumps to better understand their impact and to make recommendations to protect human and environmental health, a new report into the management of coal ash has recommended.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


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.