Acid rain returns in south-eastern Norway

The Norwegian pollution control authority (SFT) has reported a sharp rise in acid precipitation over southern and eastern parts of the country last year, with damage in the affected areas ranging from "marked" to "severe". In some areas, heavy rain and snowfall raised sulphur deposition to levels comparable with those of the late 1980s, SFT adds. The data suggest that the acidification picture remains "unstable" and that "regions which have achieved improved conditions can still be vulnerable in certain circumstances". See press release.

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