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Government cuts NO2 damage costs by 80% on expert advice

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Andrew Forster
01 September 2017
 

The Government has dramatically cut the monetised health benefits of reducing nitrogen dioxide concentrations following the new expert advice about the impact of NO2 on mortality (LTT 18 Aug).

The lower benefits are revealed in the technical report accompanying the Government’s new plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide emissions (LTT04 Aug). Road traffic accounts for an estimated 78% of roadside nitrogen oxide emissions in the UK.

The technical report for the draft plan published...

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