More than 1,000 tons of poor fuel have been withdrawn from the market this year after inspections by the State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance. The imposed sanctions amount to over BGN 1 mln, bTV announced.
4.4% of the verified fuel during the year had quality deviations. More than 1,500 samples were collected in one third of the country's gas stations.
Big cities in Bulgaria remain in the grip of the dirty air in the next few days, NOVA said.
Lack of wind and the keeping of cold air low above the ground are the reason why we will breathe poisons. According to the European Commission's "Air Quality Index" this morning, the fine particulate matter (PM10) concentration is above the norm in almost every major city.
Tests carried out by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) to measure air quality in the parts of east Attica hit by deadly wildfires last July were reassuring, with only one of the six pollutants gauged showing higher readings.
The results of the checks, conducted in Mati and Rafina, were presented Tuesday by the Region of Attica.
Beijing declared its third major smog alert of 2018, and the second this month, just a day after being named the top performer among 28 Chinese cities that took special measures to rein in pollution.
A research organisation funded by German carmakers sponsored scientific experiments testing nitrogen dioxide, a gas found in exhaust fumes, on people, German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung has said.