Coal is still responsible for the largest releases of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the environment
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10 of July 2017 12:55:12
HELSINKI – Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says.The European Environment Agency said in a report late Sunday that half of the plants responsible for the largest releases of air and water pollution were in Britain, with a total of 14. Germany was second with seven, followed by France and Poland, each with five.The agency reviewed emissions data from 35,000 industrial plants in 2015 — the latest available data — including power stations, petrochemical refineries and metal processing units from the 28 members of the European Union, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia.