Thermal power plants & industrial facilities among main culprits of air pollution in Western Balkans, says new NGO briefing

Author: CEE Bankwatch, Published on: 3 March 2016

"Balkan protests show need for more EU action on air pollution - new analyses", 29 February 2016

Thousands of people took to the streets of Skopje, Pljevlja, Tuzla and other cities across the Western Balkans in December to demand action on chronic air pollution plaguing their communities. A new briefing shows that to a large degree these recurring smog incidents are the result of national authorities' protracted inaction...Every winter, towns across the Balkans face the same problem of heavily polluted air, and residents are increasingly concerned about the health implications...[T]he main culprits vary by location but include thermal power plants, polluting industrial facilities, traffic, and poor enforcement of national air quality standards.

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