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2015 Reports on Measures 

During 2015 the UK exceeded target values for two pollutants benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) and nickel (Ni). These were reported in September 2016 as part of the UK’s annual compliance assessment (see Air Pollution in the UK 2015). 

The reports below are published to provide more detail of the assessment of these exceedances and to report action and measures that have already been taken or are planned that will help the UK meet these target values. An overview report is provided for each pollutant followed by more detailed information on any exceedances by zone.

Benzo[a]pyrene

Of the 43 zones and agglomerations in the UK, the target value for benzo[a]pyrene was exceeded in five (5) zones or agglomerations:

Overview Report – benzo[a]pyrene (PDF 655KB)
UK Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for Benzo[a]Pyrene
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Zonal reports

Teesside Urban Area (UK0013) (PDF 1.1MB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for B[a]P in Teesside Urban Area agglomeration zone (UK0013)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Swansea Urban Area (UK0027) (PDF 1.1MB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for B[a]P in Swansea Urban Area agglomeration zone (UK0027)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Yorkshire and Humberside (UK0034) (PDF 1.3KB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for B[a]P in Yorkshire and Humberside non-agglomeration zone (UK0034)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Ricardo Energy & Environment

North East (UK0036) (PDF 956MB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for B[a]P in North East non-agglomeration zone (UK0036)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Ricardo Energy & Environment

South Wales (UK0041) (PDF 1.3KB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for B[a]P in South Wales non-agglomeration zone (UK0041)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Nickel

The target value for nickel was exceeded in two (2) zones or agglomerations:

Overview report – Nickel (PDF 629KB)
UK Report on Measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for Nickel
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Zonal reports

Swansea Urban Area (UK0027) (PDF 1.5MB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for Nickel in Swansea Urban Area agglomeration zone (UK0027)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

South Wales (UK0041) (PDF 1.6KB)
Report on measures for 2015 exceedance of the Target Value for Nickel in South Wales non-agglomeration zone (UK0041)
Authors: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Welsh Government (WG), Ricardo Energy & Environment

Page last modified: 21 December 2017

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