Brussels criticises lack of NO2 monitoring in UK

The number of monitoring stations for nitrogen dioxide operated by the UK does not satisfy EC legal requirements, according to the European Commission. New legislation is being prepared to ensure that monitoring is carried out consistently by all Member States.

The Commission's verdict, delivered in a written answer to the European Parliament by former Environment Commissioner Carlo Ripa Di Meana, marks the first occasion on which it has made public its view that the UK is in breach of the 1985 EC Directive on air quality standards for NO2.1At issue is the wide variation in the number of NO2 monitoring stations between the Member States. Figures published last year sh

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