Air quality in the Hunter will undergo monitoring next week in response to increasing concerns about coal dust and its health implications.

The Coal Terminal Action Group, which represents 16 Hunter-based environmental groups, will monitor air pollution across 10 locations between Newcastle Port and Rutherford.
Equipment to carry out this process will also be installed in these locations.

Chair of the Dust and Health Study, James Whelan, says he would like to see air pollution managed and very closely studied.