Eskom to be charged for supplying misleading pollution data
Kendal’s problems have driven air pollution from the utility to a 20-year high
Eskom, SA’s biggest polluter, said it will be charged with supplying misleading information to a government air quality officer, exceeding emission limits at the Kendal coal-fired power plant and breaching its Atmospheric Emission Licence.
The 4,116MW facility had its pollution abatement equipment damaged during a 2018 strike and has since been the subject of a series of orders from the environment department mainly relating to the emission of particulate matter, which causes respiratory disease. Eskom said the case will be heard on January 28...