Illegal Levels Of Air Pollutio...

News

Illegal Levels Of Air Pollution Detected In Dublin

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:18 25 Sep 2020


Share this article


A site near Heuston Station in Dublin is the first area in Ireland in over a decade where illegal levels of air pollution have been detected.

The monitoring station on St John's Road West was over the European limit for nitrogen dioxide because of high levels of traffic nearby.

It means the Environmental Protection Agency has had to notify the European Commission, something that hasn't happened since 2009.

Unhealthy levels of airborne dust and soot were also found at 33 sites across the country according to the EPA's National Air Quality Report 2019.

It's estimated 1,300 people die early in Ireland every year because of air pollution.

The local authorities in Dublin and its suburbs are now legally required to prepare an air quality action
plan to address the high levels of nitrogen dioxide recorded.

The action plan must be produced by the end of next year and will involve examining both the causes and providing solutions in the affected areas.

Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news


Share this article


You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City with Kar...

The Sound of the City with Karl Dawson

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

98FM Throwback Anthems with Ba...

98FM Throwback Anthems with Barry Dunne

19:00-22:00

Share

98FM Dance

98FM Dance

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bre...

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

06:00-09:00

Share

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

09:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with And...

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

12:00-16:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Den...

The Sound of the City with Denis Vavasour

16:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on