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Air pollution breaches

Invercargill’s air pollution levels breached national standards 13 times last year, Environment Southland (ES) monitoring found. That was the same number of breaches as in 2013.

All were at the mounitoring site in Pomona St, South Invercargill, ES quality scientist Owen West, said in a report to a strategy and policy committee meeting last week.

To meet the targets ES is proposing strict controls on home fires, including a ban on open fires, and phasing out coal burners and non-approved wood burners.