Expedite emission norms for thermal power plants, say citizens

Expedite emission norms for thermal power plants, say citizens

Sixty three signatories from civil society organisations, medical professionals and concerned citizens all over India have written to the Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change, urging implementation of new norms for emission standards and water use of the coal fired thermal power plants.

The group suggested that the ministry should release an interim report on the “status of implementation” to dispel rumours about the norms not being met.

In December 2015, the MoEFCC initiated a welcome first step towards addressing these concerns about air pollution and high water consumption by thermal power plants, when it notified new and tighter norms for emissions from coal based thermal power plants and their water use. Read More…

 

Credit By : ET Energy World

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