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Eskom’s application to vary the atmospheric emission licence for its Duvha power station

July 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

In January 2014, Eskom applied to amend the atmospheric emission licence issued under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (AQA) for its Duvha 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. The outcome of the application is awaited.

Key correspondence: Below are all the documents relating to this application:

Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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