Tanzanian utility accused of illegal installation of incinerators

A Malaysian-owned power generation utility, Independent Power Tanzania, has been accused of installing two petroleum waste-burning incinerators without the necessary catalytic exhaust filters at its plant in Tegeta, north of Dar es Salaam. The exhaust from such an installation can contain mercury, lead and other poisonous heavy metals in great quantities. Independent Power Tanzania is both the first national and regional independent power plant in Africa and has been contracted to produce power for sale to the state-owned Tanzania Electrical Supply Company (TANESCO). The company has built ten 100 MW capacity generators at Tegeta as part of its electricity supply project, eventually to be connected to the national grid.

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