An environmental survey by the national environment secretariat, the division of power and the forestry division of Bhutan, found that nearly 3,737 tonnes of carbon dioxide, 13.2 kg of methane and 143 tonnes of carbon monoxide are released into the atmosphere by the areas of Kilung, Tongling and the village Shawa in Lhuntsi, Bhutan. The survey was carried out to study the socio-economic and environmental impact of a 100-kw micro-hydel project to be started in Kilung at a cos1 of US $ 160,000.
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