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

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... Read more

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