Why should regulator impose more stricter standard for Malaysia Coal power plant operators before building new increase capacity by burning fossil fuel at
Prime Minister, Najib Razak tables RM 230 bil 10th Malaysia Plan - TheStar (June 10, 2010).
Under 52 high-impact projects have been identified for implementation which "Second: Two coal electricity generation plants at an estimated cost of RM 10 bil.",
Hazardousness material exhaled by Malaysian (location as table below: based on US EPA data) :
"In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards – which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry – would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control technologies to cut harmful emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases, while preventing as many as 17,000 premature deaths and 11,000 heart attacks a year. The new proposed standards would also provide particular health benefits for children, preventing 120,000 cases of childhood asthma symptoms and about 11,000 fewer cases of acute bronchitis among children each year. The proposed standards would also avert more than 12,000 emergency room visits and hospital admissions and 850,000 fewer days of work missed due to illness."
Economic Benefit Analysis:
"The proposed standards also ensure that public health and economic benefits far outweigh costs of implementation. EPA estimates that for every dollar spent to reduce pollution from power plants, the American public and American businesses will see up to $13 in health and economic benefits. The total health and economic benefits of this standard are estimated to be as much as $140 billion annually."via EPA, 03/16/2011
|Jimah Power Station||Negri Sembilan at Lukut||1,400||Thermal (2 ST)||Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd|
|Manjung Power Station||Perak at Manjung||2,295||Thermal (3 ST)||TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd|
|PPLS Power Generation Plant||Sarawak in Kuching||110||Thermal (2 units)||PPLS Power Generation, a subsidiary of Sarawak Energy Berhad|
|Sejingkat Power Corporation Plant||Sarawak at Kuching||100||Thermal||Sejingkat Power Corporation Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary ofSarawak Energy Berhad|
|Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Power Station||Selangor at Kapar||2,420||Thermal (6 ST), open cycle (2 GT), natural gas and coal with oil backup||Kapar Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd|
|Tanjung Bin Power Station||Johor at Pontian||2,100||Thermal (3 ST)||Tanjong Bin Power Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malakoff|
Note: ST - Steam Turbine unit(s).
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