CQ town among top five most polluted suburbs in state
GLADSTONE, Gracemere and Biloela have been listed among the most polluted suburbs in Queensland according to a new report released by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Mt Isa was named Queensland's most polluted suburb followed by Gladstone, but residents maybe surprised to see Gracemere listed at number four.
Biloela was ranked at number six.
Data from the National Pollutant Inventory, which is run by the Department of Environment and Energy, showed 52 Queensland suburbs with "high" levels of pollution based on the amount of emissions from individual facilities and diffuse emissions.
Rockhampton was not on the list.
The Australian Conservation Foundation has released the findings into air pollution levels for each suburb across the country in a report called The Dirty Truth which says air pollution causes thousands of deaths across Australia each year and calls on the Federal Government to address the issue.
The Morning Bulletin has contacted the Department of Environment and Energy for further details.
In the following list ACF's "total emissions in the air" is the sum of five key pollutants, which represent the majority of emissions.
SUBURBS LISTED BY TOTAL EMISSIONS IN THE AIR
4825 - Mount Isa - 216,570,152kg - High
4680 - Gladstone - 97,159,202kg - High
4744 - Moranbah - 75,770,254kg - High
4702 - Gracemere - 68,970,024kg - High
4615 - Nanango - 61,045,503kg - High
4715 - Biloela - 51,112536kg - High
4717 - Blackwater - 50,420,737kg - High
4357 - Millmerran - 46,374,281kg - High
4742 - Nebo - 40,572,141kg - High
4745 - Dysart - 40,167,354kg - High
4412 - Brigalow - 22,071,950kg - High
4718 - Moura - 16,928764kg - High
4405 - Dalby - 11,792,495kg - High
4874 - Weipa - 9,846,323kg - High
4178 - Port of Brisbane - 7,841,496kg - High
4720 - Emerald - 7,395,866kg - High
4721 - Clermont - 7,239,875kg - High
4804 - Collinsville - 5,148,105kg - High
4401 - Oakey - 4,788,627kg - High
4419 - Wandoan - 4,348,150kg - High
4416 - Condamine - 3,652,490kg - High
4454 - Injune - 3,372,965kg - High
4650 - Maryborough - 3,127657kg - High
4850 - Lucinda - 2,547,632kg - High
4455 - Roma - 2,426,158kg - High
4421 - Tara - 2,419,933kg - High
4740 - Mackay - 2,407,175kg - High
4413 - Burncluith - 2,186,803kg - High
4306 - Blackbutt - 2,146,820kg - High
4709 - Tieri - 2,034,078kg - High
4415 - Miles - 1,797,766kg - High
4480 - Quilpie - 1,643,918kg - High
4671 - Gin Gin - 1,605,928kg - High
4406 - Moonie - 1,387,583kg - High
4806 - Home Hill - 1,257,171kg - High
4737 - Sarina - 1,002,139kg - High
4575 - Buddina - 986,185kg - High
4172 - Murrarie - 968,535kg - High
4854 - Tully - 917,674kg - High
4670 - Bundaberg - 900,584kg - High
4722 - Springsure - 819,378kg - High
4800 - Proserpine - 784,425kg - High
4101 - West End - 763,896kg - High
4753 - Marian - 731,149kg - High
4871 - Maryfarms - 727,177kg - High
4660 - Childers - 694,321kg - High
4818 - Bohle - 594,447kg - High
4207 - Eagleby - 569,330kg - High
4503 - Kallangur - 564,328kg - High
4865 - Gordonvale - 557,432kg - High
4574 - Kenilworth - 516,367kg - High
4123 - Rochedale - 514,200kg - High