Poland referred to Court for breaching the PM limit

The European Commission has referred Poland to the EU Court of Justice over high levels of dust particles that pose a major risk to public health. In Poland, the daily limit values for the airborne particles (PM10) have been persistently exceeded in 35 out of 46 air quality zones for at least the last five years, including 2014. Moreover, in nine zones the annual limit values have also been persistently exceeded. In Poland, PM10 pollution is predominantly caused by low-stack emissions from household heating, and the measures taken so far to limit the non-compliance have been deemed insufficient. The decision follows an additional reasoned opinion, which was sent to Poland in February 2015.

Source: European Commission press release, 10 December 2015


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