Friday, April 28, 2017

Saklolo, Gina Lopez! Group seeks DENR help vs Bataan coal-fired plant

A group is seeking the help of the local government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources against the continued operation of a coal-fired power plant in Bataan.

The Coal Free Bataan Movement said ash from the plant has caused respiratory and skin diseases among residents near the facility.

“Ito ang gusto naming iparating yung usapin doon sa mga tao sa pagkakasakit nila, duon sa pagkasira ng kalikasan, ito yung mga gusto naming i-agenda para doon sa local authority at DENR,” group head Derec Cabe said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.

The group claimed the plant releases some 254 tons of ash daily, affecting residents especially children and the elderly.

It noted DENR Sec. Regina Lopez had promised to hold Petron Corp. and San Miguel Corp. accountable for the smoke from the plant.

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