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    Selected Seed Development Area

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    Seed capital to fall in a high emission zone
    Aditya Parankusam,TNN | Sep 17, 2015, 04.45 PM IST


    VIJAYAWADA: The plan for the state's new capital has been drafted and the state government is keen to construct Amaravati by 2019, but it seems that the core capital area could end up as a high emission zone. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) is coming up with new 800 MW and 1760 MW boilers whose emissions will directly impact the seed capital.

    The Praja Energy Audit Cell (PEAC) has learnt that two tall chimneys (height - 180m and 275m) would be commissioned at the NTTPS within the next five years. The seed capital with skyscrapers et al will be built in the same time period. In all likelihood, the fly ash and flue gases will reach the seed capital as it is situated only 5 km away from the chimneys.

    The aforementioned NGO's convener and retired inspector of boilers A Punna Rao told TOI that the seed capital will fall in the high emission zone. "The draft plan talks about 50-storey buildings. Assuming that they are 150m tall, fly ash and flue gas from the chimneys of the boilers is sure to cause problems for those staying in the high-rises whenever the wind blows from the north or the north-east," he said.

    Punna Rao informed that the gases emitted will have particulate matter of size less than 10 microns and these may lead to cancer, heart diseases, brain damage, mental retardation and even premature deaths.

    According to a study conducted by Union of Concerned Scientists (a non-profit science advocacy organization based in the United States), a 500 MW thermal power plant releases 10,000 tonne sulphur dioxide, 500 tonne airborne particulate matter, 72 kg mercury, 100 kg arsenic and 50 kg lead every year.

    Activists of PEAC expressed concern that considering the total capacity of NTTPS is 2560 MW, the pollutants will be even more.

    The PEAC convener pointed out that the carbon dioxide emission from the plant will be 1.8 crore tonne and that of fly ash around 34 lakh tonne per year. "Such a high level of emissions is mindboggling and I wonder how the capital was mooted here in the first place. Given the fact that a standard 1000 MW thermal power plant contributes directly to the death of 362 people through air pollution and 39 people owing to climate change every year, we are looking at the possibility of living in a capital where deaths of 1024 people per year are assured, courtesy NTTPS," he rued.

    The plant should be shut down or the seed capital shifted a minimum of 30 km away from the plant to ensure that fly ash and deadly gases don't spill over, Punna Rao emphasised.

    source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...a-high-emission-zone/articleshow/49000569.cms
     
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    To be developed in 3 Stages

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