EU members breach air pollution limits
Almost half of EU countries are failing to meet legally-binding limits on air pollution emissions, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA)In an analysis of the performance of all 27 member states against the National Emission Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC) – which sets limits on the amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2
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