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April , 2017
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Power plants will have to cut toxic emissions under new EU rules

Source: The Guardian, Date: April , 2017

Source:  The Guardian, April, 2017 :- Power plants in the EU will have to cut the amount of toxic pollutants such as nitrogen oxides they emit under new rules approved by member states and widely applauded by environmental groups. Friday’s decision imposes stricter limits on emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, mercury and particulate matter from large combustion plants in Europe. “Air pollution is the prime environmental cause of premature death in the European Union,” said Enrico Brivio, a spokesman for the European commission. Large combustion plants account for a big share of air pollutant emissions across the EU: 46% of sulphur dioxide, 18% of nitrogen oxide, 39% of mercury and 4% of dust, he added. NGOs say the new rules could save more than 20,000 lives every year by reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants alone.

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/28/power-plants-will-have-to-cut-toxic-emmisions-under-new-eu-rules

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