UK seeks changes to air quality Directive

The Government is to press for changes to the proposed fourth EU daughter Directive on air quality to reduce the cost of monitoring four heavy metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Proposed last summer, the Directive would introduce monitoring requirements for arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and PAHs, as well as a target value for PAHs to be pursued using all measures "not entailing excessive cost" (ENDS Report 342, pp 57-58 ).

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