Air Pollution Act 1987

Under the Air Pollution Act 1987, local authorities have the primary responsibility for monitoring air quality, including the nature, extent and effects of emissions.

Local authorities are also given powers under the Act to take measures to prevent or limit air pollution in their area. Owners of certain industrial plants must have an air pollution licence from the local authority or the EPA in order to run industries that will be responsible for emissions.  

If you are concerned about the effects of fumes or pollution from any source on the ambient air quality, you should contact the local authority concerned.

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