Visiting Třinec: Final day of the Ostrava international conference

23.11.2018 - TŘINEC

An excursion to the Třinec Iron and Steel Works took place at the last day of the 'Fighting Air Pollution in the Industrial Cities of Europe' international conference held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The whole Moravian-Silesian Region located to the North-East of the country is 'gifted' with one of the worst air quality in the European Union. However, the situation used to be much worse even. Cutting the industrial emmision by half approximately was possible due to technological improvements of large old enterprises. One of such is the Třinec plant, which produces roughly one third of all steel made in the Czech Republic. One of the most recent investments were 20 filtering chambers built merely about four years ago. Similar adjustments are desperately needed in all countries suferring from air pollution, agreed attendees from Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

PHOTOS: Majda Slámová / Arnika

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