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Upper Hunter air quality monitoring network issues unprecedented alerts for poor air quality

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated September 12 2019 - 12:10am, first published September 11 2019 - 9:30pm
Nothing to see here: Dust blowing off a Hunter mine site last Friday afternoon. There has been an unprecedented number of alerts for poor air quality this year. Picture: Marina Neil

The Upper Hunter has recorded an unprecedented number of alerts for poor air quality this year with health professionals voicing concern about the impacts of the region's deteriorating air quality.

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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.

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