Lianzhou power station
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Lianzhou power station (粤电连州发电厂) was a 520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guangdong Province, China.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lianzhou.
Background on Plant
The full plant was retired in 2013, after only 9 years operation, due to the “scandal of blood lead”, a break of high level of blood lead among the local children. In 2012, a news report said that more than 100 children in Xingzi Town, where the power plant located were found high level of lead in their blood test. The local residents blamed the polluted water emission from the plant was the cause. To cool down the anger from the public, the provincial government ordered the plant to shut down.  
- Sponsor: Guangdong Yudean Group Co Ltd
- Parent company: Guangdong Yudean Group
- Location: Xingzi, Lianzhou, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
- Coordinates: 24.9762732, 112.5531543 (exact)
- Status: Retired (2013)
- Gross capacity: 520 MW (Units 1 & 2: 125 MW; Units 3 & 4: 135 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: commissioned 2000-2004
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Articles and resources
- Lianzhou Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
- "广东连州火电厂致一条街近百名儿童血铅中毒"第一财经日报, 2012-08-22
- "连州血铅超标事件再追踪：发电厂确已停产"第一财经日报, 2013-09-10
- "广东省连州粤连电厂有限公司连州发电厂厂区的一期工程（#1、2号机组）设备和存货的转让、拆卸及搬离项目预公告," Gemas, 2014年4月21日