Air quality on the mend after Corus plant blast

The destruction of an ageing blast furnace in an explosion at Corus' Port Talbot steel works last year appears to have led to a dramatic fall in levels of fine particles (PM10) in the area. The local authority hopes it is now on course to meet air quality objectives for 2005 - but the Welsh Assembly is considering giving Port Talbot a derogation from much tougher targets proposed for 2010.

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