Air pollution in Letterkenny hits higher levels than New Delhi

Large spikes in coal-related emissions show the smoky fuel ban is not working, expert warns

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
22nd December, 2019
Air pollution in Letterkenny hits higher levels than New Delhi
Large spikes in coal-related emissions show the smoky fuel ban is not working, expert warns

Air pollution in Letterkenny in Co Donegal climbed higher than levels in many parts of New Delhi in India last week, the Business Post can reveal.

The news comes as the government decided not to push ahead with a nationwide ban on smoky coal last week due to legal threats from three companies outside the state. Instead, the government will extend the ban to 13 more towns amid concerns that local bans are ineffective and...

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