Lamu coal plant will lead to deaths

Analysis conducted by air quality modelling experts shows that the Lamu coal plant will lead to at least 1600 premature deaths. The analysis was conducted by Lauri Myllyvirta of Greenpeace, and colleagues. Mr Myllyvirta testified as an expert witness at the National Environmental Tribunal hearings in June. He also spoke with several news outlets, and the study was cited in several published articles as well.

Assessing the air quality, toxic and health impacts of the Lamu coal-fired power plant

Lauri Myllyvirta, coal and air pollution specialist , Greenpeace
Clifford Chuwah, PhD , Greenpeace Research Laboratories, Exeter University, UK


Media Coverage & Interviews

The Lamu Coal plant could lead to more than one thousand five hundred deaths, if safety standards are not met. The tribunal hearing a petition by residents of Lamu and several activists heard that the safety standards that will be employed in the plant are far below global best practices and mean that the plant would emit poisonous gases at a rate far much higher than other countries. Our reporter Andrew Ochieng’ has the details.
The Lamu Coal plant could lead to more than one thousand five hundred deaths, if safety standards are not met. The tribunal hearing a petition by residents of Lamu and several activists heard that the safety standards that will be employed in the plant are far below global best practices and mean that the plant would emit poisonous gases at a rate far much higher than other countries. Our reporter Andrew Ochieng’ has the details.
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