‘Urgent action’ needed on ammonia, says EA chair

Despite huge cuts to emissions of most air pollutants, the picture is worsening for ammonia and some other substances, the Environment Agency has warned

Slurry being spread on field.
Slurry spreading is a major source of ammonia emissions

Despite huge cuts to emissions of most air pollutants, the picture is worsening for ammonia and some other substances, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned.

The agency’s state of the environment report on air quality, released on Friday, shows that, unlike other major air pollutants, emissions of ammonia have increased since 2013.

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