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Chinese utility abandons model 'green' energy plant in Xinjiang

State-approved project was found to emit polluted wastewater

Emissions rise from a smokestack in Altay in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Shanghai Electric Power has abandoned a project that was supposed to produce clean energy in China's Xinjiang region but instead created a new source of pollution.

The state-owned utility's Hami Xuanli Power Generation Project was designed to convert emissions from coal tar plants in an industrial park into electricity through combined gas and steam turbines.

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