How people suffer from a lignite power plant
Following a Bankwatch complaint, the National Environmental Guard
informed us that the legal limits for noise and dust are not exceeded in
the village of Roşia in Gorj County, despite the fact that the conveyor
belts are a few meters away from households. Approved monitoring at the
end of last year at
this location determined noise levels ranging from 64.6 to 83.1 decibels, well above the legal limit of 55 decibels.
The limit for particulate matter (PM10) was exceeded in 28 days out of
30 in the Roşia de Jiu village in Gorj county and the PM2.5 in 23 days
of 30. The long exposure to these fine powders, which can penetrate into
and in the blood, lead to respiratory and cardiovascular disease.