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Eskom’s application to increase atmospheric emissions at its Kriel power station

March 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

In November 2013, Eskom applied to amend the atmospheric emission licence issued under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (AQA) for its Kriel coal-fired power station, notwithstanding that the MEC for the Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development and Tourism had, in May 2013, dismissed various appeal grounds Eskom had raised in relation to the licence. In February 2014, the application to amend that licence was largely refused by the Nkangala District Municipality, the competent authority for atmospheric emission licences under AQA for that power station.

Key correspondence: Below are all the documents relating to this application and its outcome.

Media release by the Centre for Environmental Rights, groundWork and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg dated 23 March 2014

Media coverage:

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