Coal power plant to pollute 24 provinces across Turkey, make millions ill over decades

Duvar English

A coal-powered thermal power plant in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir will impact the well-being of more than 11 million people over the course of 35 years, Turkey’s first health impact report for an energy facility revealed

Prepared by the Right to Clean Air Plaform, the report revealed that the carcinogenic emissions from the Alpu Coal Thermal Power Plant would spread as wide as 24 provinces and linger for decades to come.

Some 3,200 early deaths are projected to result from the construction and operation of the coal power plant.

The construction of the power plant will devour farm land the size of 575 soccer fields, and damage agricultural land of 125,770 decares that produced revenue of almost half a million liras in 2019.

The destruction of agricultural soil will impact the livelihood of the farming locals, officially some 25,000 workers in the area, not counting seasonal farmers.

The power plant is also estimated to pollute local water sources, eventually causing the pollutants to spread across the country.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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