Eskom world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide - CREA 

File: A general view of the headquarters of Eskom. AFP/Gianluigi Guercia

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom needs to clean up its act by closing some plants and upgrading others.

That's the advice of the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

It says Eskom has become the world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, a pollutant linked to ailments ranging from asthma to heart attacks.

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In 2019 alone, Eskom produced 1,600 kilo-tonnes of the pollutant.

This was more than any company, or power sector of any country, with the exception of India.

The CREA says Eskom needs to reduce the burden on public health.


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