Industrial pollution cost Europe 2-3% of GDP in 2017, EEA says

Pollutants from Europe’s industrial plants are estimated to have cost between €277bn and €433bn in 2017, with less than 2% of facilities responsible for half the damage, a study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has found.

by Simon Pickstone
Poland's Belchatow power station, the world's largest lignite plant, is a major regional polluter. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Poland's Belchatow power station, the world's largest lignite plant, is a major regional polluter. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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