Will the demand for a ban on mazut consumption in Iran succeed ?

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Arian Aboutalebi , National Environmental Activist of Iran and Head of Behesht Miankaleh Ecological Company , said: "Dr. Selajgeh, head of the Environment Organization and vice president, on Friday, November 26, 2021, banned the consumption of fuel oil by power plants and industrial centers."
He added: "Considering that in the current situation, the best alternative to fuel oil is the use of natural gas, and this is while the secretary of the Cement Industry Employers Association on Thursday, november 25, from the gradual shutdown of 60 factories from 76 cement factories in different cities of 15 Aban had announced.



The president of Behesht Miankaleh Ecological Cooperative pointed out: At the time of designing most cement factories and power plants such as Shahid Salimi Neka Power Plant, fuel oil storage tanks were installed for alternative fuels, and in the event of a gas shortage or shortage, any phase of gas supply is cut off. he start.
The environmental activist continued: "In the absence of the necessary conditions for not consuming mazut in power plants and industrial centers, the officials of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Silence are expected to equip all chimneys from burning fuel oil with anti-environmental filters and sulfur." Take action to eliminate the resulting smoke.

Arian Aboutalebi stated: "Unfortunately, fuel oil produced in Iran has a high sulfur content and after consumption, in addition to causing acid rain and dew, sulfur compounds produce carcinogenicity."
He added: "Due to the burning of fuel oil, heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic, as well as sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which are all carcinogenic, enter the atmosphere, water and soil and disrupt the surrounding ecosystems."

Arian Aboutalebi stated: Due to the impossibility of selling and exporting mazut in the current situation and also the limitation of natural gas in the cold season and also the limitation of fuel oil storage in the country and according to the expediency of the relevant authorities regarding maximum consumption It is a bit difficult to ban the use of fuel oil in these circumstances, while it is a jihadist action and a necessary thing to protect the health of the people and the environment. Makes.

Source : Persian section of cnn news agency

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