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Opportunity to comment in Eskom’s Medupi & Matimba Coal-Fired Power Station applications regarding compliance with the Minimum Emission Standards

27 July 2020

On 27 July 2020, a public participation opportunity was advertised relating to Eskom’s Medupi and Matimba Coal-Fired Power Stations application for alternative limits in terms of the minimum emission standards (MES).

The notice calls for comment on the MES Application Motivation Report and Atmospheric Impact Report which are now available.

Description of event: Availability of the MES Application Motivation Report and Atmospheric Impact Report

Where: A copy of the full report can be accessed from the contacts listed in the notice  and from http://

When: From the 27th July 2020 to the 28th August 2020.

The Life After Coal campaign, consisting of groundWorkEarthlife Africa and the Centre for Environmental Rights, has filed comprehensive submissions opposing Eskom’s latest application to delay or completely avoid meeting the April 2020 pollution limits for its coal power plant. More details of the submission can be found at http://




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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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