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Report criticizes Dutch authorities over risky emissions


Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An independent report says that businesses and local governments in the Netherlands must do more to protect residents who live near large industrial plants from the damaging effects of emissions. An investigation was launched amid long-standing concerns that residents were being exposed to potentially dangerous pollution. The probe initially focused on a Tata Steel plant in the North Sea coastal town of Ijmuiden. It later expanded to include a Chemours chemical plant in Dordrecht and an asphalt manufacturer in Nijmegen. Conclusions published Thursday say that local authorities “must make better use of the current system of licensing, supervision and enforcement.”

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