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Draft clean air for Port Talbot short term action plan 2012

This draft plan explains how we will tackle air pollution particularly Particulate Matter below 10 microns in diameter (PM10) (dust) in Port Talbot.
Start of consultation: 06/11/2012
End of consultation: 29/01/2013

Historically, Port Talbot has had a high level of pollution due its industrial nature. But emissions in the area can be caused by:

  • industry
  • road transport
  • domestic sources
  • construction projects
  • natural sources (such as sea spray)
  • other sources.

The mix of sources in this area has led to difficulties in meeting the air quality limits for PM10. These limits were introduced in Directive 2008/50/EC on Ambient Air Quality. We are responsible for meeting these limits.  

The plan covers:

  • background
  • responsibilities
  • governance
  • short term actions
  • monitoring and evaluation.