The Yarn
The Yarn
Apr 19, 2023
Neighbourhood Watch: Air Pollution
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Melbourne’s West has a pollution problem and residents are fed up with government inaction. 

 

This week, you’ll hear about original reporting from students working on two separate projects — one looking into freight truck exhaust fumes, another investigating years of fires at a landfill near residential properties. Both issues are severely affecting local health.  

 

The projects are part of a special series called Neighborhood Watch, which puts a local spotlight on burning issues. 

 

Student reporters from The Citizen collaborated on these articles with The Age and Right Now — a not-for-profit online magazine focused on human rights. 

 

Thank you to interviewees Jade Murray, Violet Li, and Marilyn Tan.

 

You can read their reporting here:

https://www.thecitizen.org.au/articles/the-breathtaking-state-of-truck-pollution-in-melbournes-west

https://www.thecitizen.org.au/articles/it-consumes-your-life-landfills-rotten-smells-and-toxic-history

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