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British Aviation Sector To Increase Pollution As It Expands

The British White Paper on aviation sets up an ambitious plan for the sector with new runways and terminals to meet the rising needs of 480m passengers a year.

The implication is that the country will face increasing noise and pollution and a greater level of greenhouse gas emissions. Acknowledging the environmental hazards of flying the government plans to introduce pollution counter measures along with the scheme.

However most surprising part of the plan is that it comes only a week after Britain admitted that it will not be able to meet its target of greenhouse gas reductions.

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