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Industrial Emissions

Prevention and control of industrial emissions

 

Industrial EmissionsIndustrial activities play an important role in the economic well-being of Europe contributing to sustainable growth but can also have a significant impact on the environment. 

The largest industrial installations account for a considerable share of total emissions of key atmospheric pollutants and also have other important environmental impacts, including emissions to water and soil, generation of waste and the use of energy. Emissions from industrial installations have therefore been subject to EU-wide legislation for some time and currently the following main pieces of legislation apply in this field: