Smoke events
09.04.2023 - Maydena Burn      Premier's 29 March letter HERE
05.04.2023 - Burning across Tasmania & HERE & HERE. Burners have gone mad
31.07.2022 - Bridport skate park
09.07.2022 - Huon Valley to get smoke
24.06.2022 - Festival of Voices
19.06.2022 - Burning the masked owl
27.04.2022 - Southern Tas smoked out by STT burns
26.02.2022 - Smithton smoke
17.02.2022 - Olgas Bluff burn (1.3Mb d/l ) Smoke Jumpers practice? Here & Here & Here & Here
11.02.2022 - Lebrina private burn goes wrong HERE (11Mb download)
12.02.2022 - Lebrina burn HERE (9.6Mb)
                  TFS Facebook comments closed for asking questions
14.02.2022 - Lebrina helicopter pilot dies HERE (7.39Mb)
22.01.2022 - Tulla bushfire HERE and HERE
18.11.2021 - Pollen rise in Canberra. PM10 rise in Exeter, Tas.
15.10.2021 - Tyre fire at Mount Lyell mine outside Queenstown expected to burn for days
A fire among thousands of car and truck tyres at Mount Lyell mine, outside Queenstown on Tasmania's west coast, is being treated as suspicious.
12.3.2021 - STT escaped burn at the Styx close to the World Heritage site    EPA air quality readings
The fire has been burning out of control since Wednesday near the Styx River, southwest of Bushy Park. It was lit by forestry authorities on Saturday following logging operations.
Emergency services have issued a smoke and ash warning for people in the area around New Norfolk, Bushy Park, Westerway and Gretna but there is no immediate threat to property.
Smokewatch October 18 2020   Sydney's North Head - Hazard Reduction burn went wrong
Smokewatch October 13 2020   Sydney's Royal National Park - Hazard Reduction burn went wrong
Smokewatch October 03 2020   St Helens - Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Plantation burn went wrong
  05.2020 -
Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people.
Associate Professor Fay Johnston, from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, said her team estimated around 445 people died as a result of the smoke, over 3,000 people were admitted to hospital for respiratory problems and 1,700 people presented for asthma.
02.03.2020 - Recap of Australia bushfires
Smokewatch  31.01.2020  Smoke coming into Tas from Canberra bush fire. HERE and HERE from EPA Tasmania.
Smokewatch  04.01.2020  Smoke coming into Tasmania from Mainland bushfires
01.01.2020 -  Canberra smoke travels to NZ
31.12.2019 - Mallacoota smoke
03.12.2019 - NSW - A pack a day smokers
03.12.2019  Melinda from Nymboida NSW. - I carried the wreckage of my home to Parliament,   and ABC story here
21.11.2019  Smoke in Sydney
Smoke from Southern fires ruins grapes 26.04.2019 - ABC Tas Country Hour with Tony Briscoe
        Audio download 9min50sec- Winemakers in Huon Valley counting the cost of losing their vintage through smoke taint
Smokewatch  13.03.2019 - Same fire still going and now at 157Ha   TFS website information, EPA Air Quality
Smokewatch  11.03.2019   Long Plains Road, Exeter, Tasmania. Examiner article  Photo from Grindelwald at 1900hrsTFS website information
The fires burn 05.02.2019
Smokewatch  31.01.2019  The fires burn
Smokewatch  25.01.2019  Smoke chokes Tasmania    Fires as listed by TFS late on the 25th Jan. 2019   Fire ban
Smokewatch  16.08 2017  Smoke cloaks Sydney again
Smokewatch  13.05.2017  A/Q alert for Victorian asthmatics.
Smokewatch  21.04.2017  Smoke persists
Smokewatch  20.04.2017  Smoke levels rise across Tasmania. Air quality is degraded. Further photo here....
Smokewatch  07.04.2017 The whole of Northern Tasmania
Smokewatch 15.12.2016 Grindelwald prescribed burn "to protect the grapes"  Photos here.
Smokewatch 16.11.2016  Smoke over Sydney from deliberate planned burns in May caused 14 premature deaths
Smokewatch 24.8.2016   Forico's wet, smoky burn in Winter. No date, no lightup time, no size,
Sydney smoke 19.05.2016  They call it haze. Why don't they call it what it really is...deadly deliberate toxins!
Fire as destructive as in Canada could happen in Australia 9.5.2016
Smokewatch Sydney 9.05.2016  3rd day of planned burn smoke
Smokewatch Sydney 7.05.2016  Air quality at dangerous levels
Smokewatch   21.04.2016 Environmentalist Bob Brown says stop Tasmania Autumn burns
Smokewatch  19.04.2016  Cradle Mountain smoke. And, Inside the mind of a burner -comment #7
Wagga air pollution tops the state
Smokewatch 16.04.2016       Video
Smokewatch 16.03.2016  Air quality - Courtesy of Forestry Tasmania
Smokewatch 19.02.2016  Cows sick with the smoke
Smokewatch 12.02.2016  Water bombers brought inMedia release-16.2.16
Smokewatch 09.02.2016  Satellite  TFS
World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania 27.01.2016
Smokewatch 26.01.2016  Melbourne air quality drops becuse of Tas smoke and EPA report here.
Smokewatch  21.01.2016  BoM/Himawari satelite
Smokewatch 17.01.2016  NASA satellite
Smokewatch 05.11.2015  Fuel reduction Orielton   Information requested in relation to this pollution
Smokewatch 08.10.2015  West Tamar Highway
Smokewatch 23.06.2015  Riverside golf club
Smokewatch 23.12.2013
Smokewatch 22.12.2013
Smokewatch 7-8.4.2013
Smokewatch 10.4.2013
Smokewatch 15.4.2012
Smokewatch 3.9.2012
Smokewatch 14.7.2012
Smokewatch 9.7.2012
Smokewatch 6.7.2012
Smokewatch 20.5.2012
Smokewatch 16.5.2012
Smokewatch 14.4.2012
Smokewatch 13.4.2012
Smokewatch 4.4.2012
Smokewatch 28.3.2012
Smokewatch 29.10.2011
Smokewatch 26.10.2011
Smokewatch 23.10.2011
Smokewatch 17.10.2011
Smokewatch 25.9.2011
Smokewatch 20.5.2011
Smokewatch 22.5.2011
Smokewatch 19.5.2011
Smokewatch 18.4.2011 - 21.4.2011
Smokewatch 9.4.2011
Smokewatch 7.4.2011
Smokewatch 6.4.2011
Smokewatch 5.4.2011
Smokewatch 11.3.2011
Smokewatch 15.11.2010  6th October revisited
Smokewatch 16.12.2010 Rosevears
Smokewatch 6.10.2010
Smokewatch 6.8.2010 Whales & smoke
Smokewatch 4.11.2010
Smokewatch 30.10.2010
Smokewatch 21.10.2010
Smokewatch 20.10.2010
Smokewatch 12.10.2010
Smokewatch 11.10.2010
Smokewatch 6.10.2010
Smokewatch 5.10.2010
Smokewatch 4.10.2010
Smokewatch 21 & 23.9.2010
Smokewatch 15.7.2010 Perth
Smokewatch 24.9.2010
Smokewatch 22.7.2010 gorse     23.11.2016-Gorse set to fuel Chinese barbeques
Smokewatch 2.7.2010
Smokewatch 22.6.2012
Smokewatch 21.6.2010
Smoke watch 15.6.2010
Smoke watch 8.6.2010
Smoke watch 27.5.2010
Smoke watch 19.5.2010
Smoke watch 18.5.2010
Smoke watch 17.5.2010
Smoke watch 16.5.2010
Smoke watch 2.5.2010
Smoke watch 1.5.2010
Smoke watch 21-22. 4.2010
Smoke watch 17.4.2010
Smoke watch 14.4.2010
Smoke watch 13.4.2010
Smoke watch 28.3.2010
Smoke watch24.3.2010
Smoke watch 17.3.2010
Smoke watch 13.11.2009
Smoke watch 12.11.2009
Smoke watch 11.11.2009
Smoke watch 10.11.2009
Smoke watch 7th 8th 9th Nov. 2009
Smoke watch 30.10.2009
Tas paper online
Ways to reduce smoke
Smoke watch 1.11.2008
Smoke watch 25.10.2008
Smoke watch 18.10.2008-N/E Tas
Smoke watch 16.10.08
Smoke watch 11.10.2008-Smoke across northern Tas

Smoke in winter and bushfires
Amount of wood. Amount of smoke
Number of plannedburns in 2008
Smoke watch 15.5.2008
Smoke watch 21.5.2008 - Tamar Valley
Entries on this page have been extracted from the old cleanairtas forum above.
It is not complete. Further entries will be posted as time permits.
Links to published smoke articles - most recent articles are at the bottom
Burning bush wastes money for little outcome
Diesel exhaust 100 times more toxic than gasoline exhaust on an equal horsepower basis
Diesel exhaust alters flower scents honey bees use to find food
More diesel vehicles over the exhaust limit

BassLink - Submarine interconnector power cable links are provided here as Tasmania was running on polluting diesel generators:-

The Pyrohealth Transition - How combustion emissions have shaped health through human history
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