Environment Agency accused of allowing coal power stations to pollute at expense of public health

The Environment Agency (EA) has systematically granted air pollution derogations to protect coal operations throughout their operating lifetime, leading to huge health costs in the UK, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) has said.

by Conor McGlone
Ratcliffe power station, the only plant fitted with the abatement system secondary DeNox, is not required to use it. Photograph: Mike Spriggs/Getty Images
Ratcliffe power station, the only plant fitted with the abatement system secondary DeNox, is not required to use it. Photograph: Mike Spriggs/Getty Images

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