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Spanish power station rejected over pollution

The Spanish environment ministry has, for the first time, refused permission for a new gas-fired power station, citing unacceptable impacts on local air and water quality. In a decision published on Thursday, it states that the 400MW capacity combined cycle electricity generating plant, which generator Endesa wanted to build in Seville, would add 2% to local nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels, which already exceed limits effective from 2010 in line with a 1999 EU air quality directive. The plant would also unacceptably increase salinity in the Guadalquivir river, it said. See decision.

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