Cancer risk for coal workers

A SIX-year probe into cancer rates at one of Australia's largest coal loading terminals has found workers are getting cancer at nearly three times higher than average.

Workers at the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) Kooragang Island coal terminal in Newcastle were told of the findings yesterday.

The company says it is taking the report seriously and is trying establish the reason for such high cancer rates.

Garry Herritt started work at the Kooragang coal loader in 1990 and was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004.

He says he is pleased the report has been released.

Read more at ABC news online.



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