News Digest Item
05 Jul 2016

“Report: Germany suffers more coal-linked deaths than rest of EU”


Germany suffered more premature deaths linked to coal plant pollution than any other EU member state, according to a new study, reports Euractiv. Some 3,630 people in Germany died from coal-related illnesses in 2013, according to the report by the Health and Environment Alliance, Climate Action Network Europe, WWF and Sandbag. The report says 1,860 premature deaths in Germany were down to domestic coal plants, while 1,770 were traced to emissions from plants in other EU countries. German coal plants cause 2,490 deaths abroad, second only to Poland which causes 4,690 premature deaths abroad.

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