Environmental Technology Center

Vietnam affected by pollution from local, Chinese coal power plants

Date of Release: 
Oct 22 2015

Phung Chi Sy, director of the Environmental Technology Center (ENTEC), noted that coal thermal power plants inevitably cause air pollution and this is the heavy price Vietnam has to pay to continue developing coal power plants to satisfy the increasingly high demand for electricity.

The exhaust gas from power plants such as NOx and SO2 can affect human respiratory system and even cause cancer.

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