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.
Exposure to PM2.5, NO2 and mercury pollution have led to an increase in the risk of serious health impacts such as stroke, lung cancer and respiratory infections. In 2017, the emissions from the plant and the lignite mine resulted in deaths not only in Poland but also in neighboring countries. In Germany and Czechia, for example, 80 out of 120 excess deaths occurred because of the emissions. Even with new EU emission limits, the power plant and mine are expanding, meaning higher emissions in the future.