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Air Pollution Plan, Pending Since 2015 Published By British Government

May 08, 2017 01:03 PM EDT

Central London appears covered in smog seen from Hampstead Heath on April 10, 2015 in London, England
(Photo : Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The air pollution plan which was struck down since 2015 has now been released by the British Government. The plan is on May 5, 2017.

Long awaited air pollution plan has been published by the British Government on May 5, 2017, Friday. The plan is all about how to tackle the air pollution. Air pollution has now become a growing public health concern in the United Kingdom.

According to Phys.Org, the measures, which were included in the air pollution plan published by the British Government is about a scheme for persuading the motorists to trade in their diesel variant cars, because it has been the primary reason for high levels of nitrogen dioxide near the roads. There are areas where the NO2 levels have crossed the legal levels, and local authorities will be now setting up a clean air zone in those areas.

The consultation regarding the air pollution plan says that charging the dirtiest vehicles to enter these ranges, as London is arranging, is the best approach to enhance air quality. In any case, it likewise cautions this ought to be a final resort, saying that drivers urged to purchase diesel motors by past governments on the premise that they created less carbon dioxide ought not to be unreasonably rebuffed.

As NDTV cited, apart from the scheme for the drivers to buy a diesel engine, other plans are also included in the air pollution plans. These include the removal of road humps for improving the flow of traffic, encouraging the people for buying more electric cars, the fitting of new and clean engines in lorry fleets and public buses.

Due to the air pollution in Britain, approx. 40,000 yearly deaths are occurring. This data was revealed by a survey which was done last year by the Royal College of Physicians the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. From asthma to cancer or even dementia, air pollution plays a role in major health challenges. In 2015, the air pollution plan was struck down by the legal procedures because an environmental group challenged the plan in being not proper.

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