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Locals demand shutdown of Tigyit coal-fired power plant in Shan State

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Civil society organizations and locals launched a campaign on Thursday, demanding the complete shutdown of the Tigyit coal-fired power plant after a test run following two years of closure.
 

According to the Irrawaddy Online, U Win Shein Myat, chairman of the Shan State Farmers and Farmland Workers Union, said locals were unhappy with the test run because they had suffered a lot of health risks and environment damage from the fallouts of the plant during the ten-year period when the plant was operational.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/locals-demand-shutdown-of-tigyit-coal-fired-power-plant-in-shan-state/

 

 

 
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