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Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Slovakia)

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What are the related key drivers (D) and pressures (P) at national level?
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Air pollution Air pollution
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Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 13 Apr 2011 Feed synced: 23 Nov 2010 original

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Figure 5: Trends of SO2 and NOx in SR

Trends of SO2 and NOx in Slovakia
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http://www.sazp.sk/ludia/jendrichovsky/sense/SK_Airpollution.xls
Figure 5: Trends of SO2 and NOx in SR
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The main sources contributing to air pollution are incineration processes, industry, transport and agriculture.

Since 1990, a significant decrease in air emissions has been reported in Slovakia. During the period 1990–2008, a reduction of 87 % in SO2 emissions was reported as a consequence of a reduction in energy production and consumption, and to the use of better quality and more purified fuels.

Over the same period, a 57 % decrease in NOx emissions was due mainly to technical and technological improvements in the incineration process and denitrification. A significant decline in nitrogen oxides emissions was achieved in mobile sources, mainly in road transport (see Figure 5).

Link to EEA CSI:

http://themes.eea.europa.eu/IMS/ISpecs/ISpecification20081014122413/IAssessment1226069684950/view_content

Links to Enviroportal - Environmental Indicators (in Slovak):

http://enviroportal.sk/indikatory/detail.php?kategoria=303&id_indikator=3505

http://enviroportal.sk/indikatory/detail.php?kategoria=303&id_indikator=3525

Non-methane volatile organic compounds, persistent organic particles and heavy metal emissions have been also decreasing since 1990.

Link to EEA CSI:

http://themes.eea.europa.eu/IMS/ISpecs/ISpecification20081014123013/IAssessment1226322854001/view_content

Link to Enviroportal - Environmental Indicators (in Slovak):

http://enviroportal.sk/indikatory/detail.php?kategoria=303&id_indikator=2565

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