‘Pollution as bad as Delhi’

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New Delhi (Photo: Ravi Choudhary)

THE Government are failing to take heed of the numerous warnings from experts and scientists that air pollution in Enniscorthy is getting akin to that of New Delhi in India, Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford, James Browne, has said.

Deputy Browne has renewed his call for a nationwide smoky coal ban following a leaked report of research carried out by the HSE and EPA which establishes a link between poor air quality and increasing hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular illness.

air pollution regularly exceeding the maximum acceptable levels of pollution

The authorities in New Delhi had declared a public health emergency, shutting down schools and many workplaces, as a result of their toxic air pollution, should serve as a wake-up call to the Government

“For a number of years experts in Ireland have warned that air pollution in Enniscorthy, and indeed Gorey and New Ross is regularly exceeding the maximum acceptable levels of toxic air pollution.”

In Enniscorthy alone, the Fianna Fail deputy claimed that air pollution levels in the town had been 10 times over the EU limit.

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