The Šoštanj lignite power plant is ranked the most polluting industrial facility in Slovenia by the European Environment Agency. Air pollutant emissions from the plant expose a large number of people to PM2.5, NO2 and mercury pollution. If the plant operates until 2042, we project approximately 1,100 deaths due to exposure to air pollutants and mercury […]
German hard coal and lignite-fired power plants are among the worst industrial polluters in Europe, responsible for an estimated 4,400 deaths in 2013, second only to Poland. The European Environment Agency’s (2014) found that out that of the 20 European thermal power plants causing the most economic damage through their air pollutant emissions, five were in Germany.
The report “Air quality, toxic and health impacts of the Turow power plant” analyzes the air pollutant emissions of the Turow power plant and the lignite mine.