Acid rain damage to SSSIs

Almost 25% of the land area of Britain which has been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) has been damaged by acid deposition, according to a report by English Nature.1 The study warns that existing official plans to curb acid emissions are inadequate to prevent continued acidification, and will put pressure on HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) to demand further reductions from power stations and other major emission sources.

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