Enjoying a home fire leads to serious pollution problems

Posted by Trish Riley, February 4, 2012

Lighting coal and wood fires will lead to hefty fines under a town hall’s plans to avoid a return to the “pea-souper” smogs of yesteryear.

Tory-run Wandsworth council plans to introduce a borough-wide “smoke control area” to stop residents lighting fires in homes. A town hall report said the move was based on the “growing contribution of domestic smoke to deteriorating air quality” in the borough. According to clean air campaigners, London has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide particles in the air of all 27 capitals cities across the European Union.

via SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Enjoying a coal fire in Wandsworth may soon cost you £1,000 | 2012.