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    Modelling Dublin Smoke Pollution: An Epilogue?

    Sweeney, John (1992) Modelling Dublin Smoke Pollution: An Epilogue? In: Environment and Development in Ireland. Environmental Institute UCD, Ireland, pp. 232-239. ISBN 1-870089-76-6

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    The acceleration in industrial growth which occurred in Ireland in the 1970s, the virtual cessation of emigration which it enabled for a time, and the.consequent increase in population in the Dublin region which resulted, ushered in problems of pollution and environmental degradation which had not previously been of serious concern. Among the most intractable of these has been that of smoke pollution in Dublin city, a problem further exacerbated by changes in fuel prices and preferences occurring during the late 1970s and 1980s. Though deterioration in air quality was linked in several studies to mortality and morbidity in the city from respiratory and cardiovascular causes, progress in controlling domestic smoke emissions has been limited by political inertia and opposition from commercial interests. The radical decision to ban bituminous coal sales within a designated area from 1st October 1990 has however transformed the situation, and renders compliance likely with EC mandatory limits by the target date of April 1993. This paper charts the turnaround in Dublin air quality and models the meteorological and emission conditions necessary to attain the stricter winter guide values of Directive 80/779.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: dublin; smoke; pollution; air pollution; smoke pollution; ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 9975
    Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 09:02
    Publisher: Environmental Institute UCD
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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