Air pollution more than three times over limits in north-east of country
Freezing conditions have worsened air quality conditions in the industrial north-east of the country. Limits for airborne dust has been exceeded at all monitoring points and at one, at Bohumín, was more than three times the permitted level. Air quality conditions in the region are the worst in the country and are exacerbated during the winter. The city of Ostrava has launched legal proceedings against the central government saying it has not taken serious enough steps to deal with the problem.