Eskom’s proposed power plant potential for irreversible disaster
By Ofentse Mokae
28 September 2009
Correspondence sent between senior Eskom executives, including confidential e-mails and memos, reveals that Eskom’s proposed Medupi power plant could rash an irreversible environmental disaster, the Democratic Alliance said in a statement.
The DA shadow deputy minister on Energy Cobus Schmidt says this is despite Eskom’s senior management appearing to be sitting idly by unwilling to take action.
Eskom reveals that the projected future water needs for the area, following completion of Medupi, could be up to 500% of the current usage level.