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In Kosovo's capital, 'breathing harms health'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Every winter morning workers wrap scarves around their faces and emerge from the pea soup fog that engulfs their town of Obiliq, stuck between two coal-fired power stations on the outskirts of Kosovo's capital. Regardless of the wind's direction, the pungent smell of burnt coal permeates Obiliq, where 30,000 residents live between and around the plants, known as Kosovo A and Kosovo B. Built between 1965 and 1975, the plants produce more than 95 percent of Kosovo's electricity but, combined with the coal heating of individual homes and busy urban traffic, heavily impact the air quality. read more


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