Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018

High pollution lurks in most Italian cities, study says


(ANSA) - Rome, October 2 - Most Italian cities, but
especially Milan and Naples, have higher levels of pollution
than regulations permit, said an environmental report released
Coastal areas with ports and marine activity are also
vulnerable, says Italy's Higher Institute for Environmental
Protection and Research (ISPRA).
Airborne pollution - made up of dust, smoke and hazardous
substances in liquid form - exceeded legal limits in many
cities, according to 2010 data collected by researchers.
That included Florence, Prato, Rome, Pescara, Naples,
Palermo and Siracusa.
The data for the past year is substantially similar,
according to the eighth "Report on the Quality of the Urban
It also notes that much of the environment around the
southern city of Taranto - which has been in the news because of
pollution emitted by the troubled ILVA steelworks - is in a
"state of fairly widespread environmental contamination".
Yet the most troubled areas are the cities of Naples and
Milan, the report concludes.

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