Mine fire caused child distress

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New data reveals Morwell children experienced higher levels of distress associated with the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire than school students who lived elsewhere in the Latrobe Valley.

But the smoke event did not lower NAPLAN results at Morwell schools, the Schools Study has found.

The surveys were part of the Psychological Impacts stream of the long-term Hazelwood Health Study, and were looking at the prevalence and persistence in distress following the six-week mine fire

Period29 Jun 2017

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  • TitleMine fire caused child distress
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletLatrobe Valley Express
    Media typePrint
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/06/17
    DescriptionNew data reveals Morwell children experienced higher levels of distress associated with the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire than school students who lived elsewhere in the Latrobe Valley.

    But the smoke event did not lower NAPLAN results at Morwell schools, the Schools Study has found.

    The surveys were part of the Psychological Impacts stream of the long-term Hazelwood Health Study, and were looking at the prevalence and persistence in distress following the six-week mine fire
    Producer/AuthorAnne Simmons
    URLwww.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/4762110/mine-fire-caused-child-distress/?cs=1462
    PersonsMatthew Carroll