(ed:..given the following facts from/about british shipping/ports – around port pollution killing 40,000 british people each/every year- it is hard not to find the question posed in the headline a valid one..eh..?..
and as far as i can tell – not a question that has been posed to the ports of auckland…but one that needs addressing..)
Toxic nitrogen dioxide emissions around major ports and sea routes in the UK are four times higher than previously suggested – according to a report for the Government.
Levels of sulphur dioxide – another harmful pollutant – are three times higher.
Experts say shipping pollutants – which are concentrated around major port cities such as Southampton – Grimsby and Liverpool – are a significant cause of concern for the health of local populations.(cont..)