Resolutions: Pollution

Resolutions: Pollution

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Location

Antrim, Belfast

Year

1998

Date

Transmission 09/02/1998

Length

24min 59sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

ITV, Waddell Media

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Description

Presenter John Kelly leads a discussion on the topic of air pollution, asking "would people give up their car?" in order to alleviate the environmental and health impacts they cause.

The level of pollutants (PM10, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, Carbon Monoxide and Sulphur Dioxide) in the air is constantly monitored, with it being determined that - for the second year in a row - Belfast has the most toxic air in the UK. In fact, in the UK more broadly, air pollution hastens the deaths of 24,000 people a year. Vox pops capture the public's response to the issue, from "it's not as bad as in some places" to "people are suffering really bad for it."

Andy Orr, from Friends of the Earth, states that pollution is a massive problem in Northern Ireland with the young, old and ill particularly affected. However, as Nigel McMahon from the Environment and Heritage Service explains, there are worse causes of pollution than motor vehicles, with domestic heating being a worse culprit.

A studio panel reflect on the interviews and the opinions expressed by the contributors. As for giving up their cars, there is some reistance to the notion, with cars seen as representing freedom, other topics broached include peoples 'right' to drive their car and the need to update public utilities to provide a viable alternative means of transport.

 




Credits

Presented by John Kelly. 

A Waddell Media Production for UTV.

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