Dutch to tighten air pollution controls

Environment minister announces stricter air pollutant emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants

Air pollutant emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants in the Netherlands will be tightened, announced Dutch environment minister Jacqueline Cramer on Tuesday.

This will help the Netherlands meet EU air pollution and climate goals, she said. New limits will apply for nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide, particulate matter, and hydrocarbon emissions. They should enter force before next summer, the minister said.

All new installations will have to comply immediately; existing installations will have a transition period until the end of 2018.

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