With the announcement of fine dusting warnings every day, the coal-fired power plant, which is considered the main cause of the dust, is concentrated in Chungcheongnam-do.
In addition, the Chungcheong province provides electricity to more than half of the power generated in the metropolitan area of Seoul.
According to the Chungnam province, on August 8, there were 30 coal-fired power plants in the Chungnam province, out of 61 coal-fired power plants operating throughout the country. Half of the national thermal power plant is located in Chungcheongnam-do.
Yang Seungjo said at his wedding that 1420 Chungcheong coal-fired power plants will be phased out to solve the problem of fine dust.
Recently, the Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute for Environmental Research have published the results of the analysis of the impact of air quality on the old, coal-fired power plant, which was closed in March-June this year. As a result of the liquidation of the old coal-fired power plant, Chungnam reduced 487 tons of ultra fine dust, and the greenhouse gas decreased by 5,151,000 tons.
As such, thermal power plants that emit air pollutants such as dust and greenhouse gases are considered to be the main causes of fine dust.
However, it is pointed out that you can not focus only on Chungnam, where coal-fired power plants are concentrated because of fine dust.
According to the information system on force statistics published in 2017, annual electricity production in the Chungcheong province is 13 992 GWh. In particular, Chungcheong province produces 13,992 GWh of electricity annually and supplies 64,872 GWh, or 62.8%, to the metropolitan area of Seoul.
About 60% of the electricity produced in the Chungcheong province is supplied outside the metropolitan area, in the province of Chungcheong stigmatizes that it first emits greenhouse gases and the second emits air pollution.
So complaints Chungcheongnam –
Yang Moo, who lives in Hongseong, said: "Although the heat plant is in Chungcheongnam-do, it is not pleasant to look at it as if it was caused by Chungcheongnam – do not just use electricity produced here." Fine dust, I do not think our people drink gas. "
Kim Myung-sook, a member of the Chungcheongnam-do Ministry of Climate, Environment and Environment, said: "Although the suffering of citizens caused by thermal power is growing, I do not know what efforts are being made to raise the tax rate. The amount of dust emissions is 279 453 tons a year 2015 and it is the second largest in the country, and it is necessary to provide special measures to reduce fine dust. "
In the meantime, Chungcheongnam-do has recently joined the coal alliance in Asia and jointly announced a joint declaration on ecological energy processing with the Ministry of the Environment and Seoul City, Incheon City and Gyeonggi. Kim Jung-won reporter