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New Danish air pollution limits in force

Denmark has tightened air emissions standards for dioxins, PAHs and particulates for the first time since 1990. Implementing the new standards, which came into force last week, is expected to cost industry DKr300-400m (euros 43-54m) during the next six to eight years, with annual running costs estimated at an additional DKr70-100m. Investment in dioxin cleansing equipment alone will account for DKr100m. Work on the new standards has been under way since 1998. Entry-into-force follows a ten-month consultation period with the Danish industry confederation. See Danish EPA press release.

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