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Russian Svalbard plant breaks legislation. Russia’s Barentsburg coal-fired power on the island of Svalbard releases higher emissions than permitted under Norwegian rules, authorities say. According to Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif), these breaches include the plant using too much coal, and releasing more sulphur dioxide than permitted. This can cause health problems including asthma. The Russian plant has been in the area for 40 years and has been a source of pollution for a long time.

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Russian Svalbard plant breaks legislation

Published on Friday, 29th June, 2012 at 12:48 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 29th June 2012 at 13:04.

Russia’s Barentsburg coal-fired power on the island of Svalbard releases higher emissions than permitted under Norwegian rules, authorities say.

Russian Barentsburg coal power plant
Russian Barentsburg coal power plant
Photo: JK-Netswelt/Flickr


According to Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif), these breaches include the plant using too much coal, and releasing more sulphur dioxide than permitted. This can cause health problems including asthma.

The Russian plant has been in the area for 40 years and has been a source of pollution for a long time.

Norwegian authorities have imposed strict rules on emissions, but the Russians have received an extension on putting new requirements for treatment into place.

Calling it “shameful”, Bellona leader Frederic Hauge said to NRK, “Russia has substantial financial resources to clean this up. It gives Russian authorities little credibility, including when it comes to oil drilling in the north.”



Published on Friday, 29th June, 2012 at 12:48 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 29th June 2012 at 13:04.

This post has the following tags: norwaysvalbard, coalpowerstationbarentsburg.





  
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