Coal mine smoke drives primary school students out of classrooms 20
The Environmental Protection Agency is bringing in more air testing equipment today to take samples and to try and reassure locals. But the fire could burn for another two weeks.
More than 200 students from Commercial Road Primary School will be billeted out to three schools in nearby Moe. Teachers are restricting students' physical activities so they don't get puffed Discount Newport 100S Cigarettes.
But adults, like asthma sufferer Mick Graham, are also struggling.
MICK GRAHAM: The last couple of days I haven't been able to work Online Newport Cigarette Store, blinding headaches, eyes feel like they're on fire. My throat feels like the skin's been pulled out of it.
FEMALE MORWELL RESIDENT: Everyone within our household is suffering from headaches Buy Newport Cigarettes Wholesale, sore throats, impaired breathing, and not to mention our dogs have been throwing up and our horse as well.
FEMALE MORWELL RESIDENT 2: I quit cigarettes eight months ago and I'm finding now I feel like I'm smoking a packet of cigarettes every day.
RACHAEL BROWN: The Hazelwood coal-mine fire is brewing a cocktail of gasses.
ROBYN SCHOFIELD: The smoke is a great irritant to start with. Carbon monoxide is a wee bit different because it's silent. You can't smell it; you don't know you're being exposed. He says using too much water could damage infrastructure and cut electricity supply at the power station.
CRAIG LAPSLEY: We need to have what they call a balanced water strategy; that is the amount of water we put in the mine needs to be pumped out. And if we don't do that we could see collapse, we could see flooding of the mine, we could lose critical infrastructure that allows the mine to operate.
CHRIS UHLMANN: Victoria's fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley ending that report by Rachael Brown.