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Regular news: Issue 430 23 Nov 2006

Livingstone's LEZ plan puts health ahead of costs

One of the toughest challenges any government has to face is how much to spend on protecting the health of its citizens. That predicament is highlighted by Transport for London's plan to spend in the region of £130m introducing a Low Emission Zone for lorries, buses and coaches across the capital by 2008. The scheme aims to reduce the number of cases of respiratory illnesses and deaths. Yet TfL admits that the forecast reductions in particulates (PM10) delivered by the zone by 2010 would...

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