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Under heavy skies: dire results from first independent pollution monitoring in Montenegro

...We travelled to Pljevlja to install our environmental dust monitor...Now we are able to report on just how bad the pollution is in this little town in northern Montenegro, home to the country’s only lignite power plant...The EU limit on PM 2.5 was exceeded on 29 of the 35 days observed, or 83 per cent of the time...The high PM2.5 levels are particularly worrying, because these particles are lighter and so penetrate deeper into the lungs, causing greater respiratory damage in long-term.