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Air pollution from Balkan coal plants kills around 19,000 people, study finds

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Around 19,000 people are estimated to have died over the past three years as a result of air pollution from Western Balkan coal-fired power plants, according to a report released on September 7 by CEE Bankwatch Network and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

The report, Comply or Close, launched to mark the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, finds that nearly 12,000 of these deaths were due to breaches of legally binding pollution limits. More than half of these preve…

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