Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Belfast air pollution levels ‘among the worst in UK’

Air pollution levels in Belfast have been branded among the worst in the UK, with one monitoring station breaching EU legal limits for three years in a row. The station at Stockman’s Lane recorded an annual average nitrogen dioxide reading … Continue reading

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Air pollution levels soar in Belfast, Londonderry, Armagh and Newry 

Northern Ireland, London, the South East and Eastern regions are experiencing very high levels of pollutants known as particulate matter, or PMs, which come from sources such as traffic emissions, in particular diesel engines. High levels of air pollution are … Continue reading

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Department warns of high pollution levels in Belfast and Londonderry 

High levels of air pollution are being monitored by Department of Environment officials in Belfast and Londonderry. Moderate levels are also being recorded in towns across Northern Ireland. The department said “elevated levels” of pollution are likely to continue for … Continue reading

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Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in one year

Air pollution killed 550 people in Northern Ireland in 2011, according to a new study. That represented almost 4% of annual deaths here, the study by the Department of the Environment (DoE) said. The purpose of the cross-border study carried … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel pollution kills 553 people in Northern Ireland every year, claims expert

Air pollution linked to fossil fuels is responsible for the deaths of 553 deaths across Northern Ireland every year, a shocking new report has revealed. A Belfast medical expert has called on health organisations to phase out their investment in … Continue reading

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‘Very high’ levels of air pollution recorded in Northern Ireland

Very high levels of air pollution have been recorded overnight in Newry – with other areas across Northern Ireland also suffering from increased levels. The numbers have been blamed on weather conditions causing a build up of pollutants from cars … Continue reading

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World Pollutionwatch: A breath of not-so-fresh air

On Saturday afternoon, 6 September, the Irish Environmental Protection Agency’s twitter feed began issuing air pollution warnings for rural Ireland and across towns and cities. Sulphur dioxide concentrations briefly resembled those experienced downwind of large, old coal power stations or … Continue reading

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Dungiven air pollution now proven

Limavady Council has proven conclusively what most locals have long suspected, that the traffic in Dungiven is causing unsafe levels of pollution. Locals have long called for a bypass around Dungiven to alleviate pollution problems coming from the high volume … Continue reading

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