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DoE: Tous Power Plant Not Helping the Environment

Most thermal power plants are natural-gas based and feeding them liquefied fuels has long-term adverse effects
DoE: Tous Power Plant Not Helping the EnvironmentDoE: Tous Power Plant Not Helping the Environment

Tous Thermal Power Plant in Khorasan Razavi Province slashed use of mazut as feedstock in the first half of the current Persian calendar year (March 20-Sept. 21, 2020) but is still among the big polluters due to rising diesel consumption, director general of the provincial Department of Environment said.
“In the first half of last year, the plant burned three million liters of mazut a day. With help from the Energy Ministry, more gas was supplied to the plant this year and its mazut consumption decreased sharply to 1,500 liters per day,” Bargh News quoted Touraj Hemmati as saying.
“However, the plant is a major source of pollution in Mashhad because it also uses diesel as feedstock that has increased by 2.5 times compared to last year,” he noted.

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