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Urban Air Quality: A Comparison Of The Air Pollution Dilemmas Facing Urban And Rural Local Authorities And Approaches To Managing Them

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010181

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,048 kb

Author(s)

C.I. Beattie, J.W.S. Longhurst & N.K. Woodfield

Abstract

Urban air quality: a comparison of the air pollution dilemmas facing urban and rural local authorities and approaches to managing them C.I. Beattie, J.W.S. Longhurst & N.K. Woodfield Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, Abstract It is generally assumed that urban areas face greater air pollution challenges than rural locations. A four-year investigation of the implementation of the Environment Act Part IV (Air Quality) by local authorities^ is focussing on urban areas as being those authorities likely to face the greatest air quality difficulties. This paper will investigate whether in hindsight this assumption is valid, by providing evidence from the review and assessment process, the first phase of which is now drawing to a close. Each local authority must undertake an air quality review and assessment in order to evaluate whether air quality objectives for seven pollutants are likely to be exceeded in their area. Where the objectives are

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