Air quality in northern Moravia improves

14-02-2010

After weeks of heavy smog, the quality of air in northern Moravia has significantly improved, according to data release by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute released on Sunday. Nearly all measuring stations around the industrial city of Ostrava registered a decrease of dust pollution, which is now below the limit. The region had been hit by heavy smog, aggravated by pollution from several factories in the region. Last week, the Czech ombudsman’s office said they were going to investigate whether the authorities used all instruments granted to them by the law to pressure industrial firms to cut emissions.