Out of the 323 cities surveyed in Europe, Groningen placed 32nd
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The City of Groningen has the cleanest air of all Dutch cities, says the European Environment Agency (EEA). The Agency looked into the quality of air in 323 European cities, with Umeå in Sweden having the cleanest, and Nowy Sacz in Poland having the least clean. As reported by the NOS.
Groningen came 32nd in the overall rankings, with Amsterdam coming in 182nd, the worst of all Dutch cities. Nijmegen (136th place) also did poorly, with Den Haag, Heerlen, Enschede; Breda, Utrecht, and Rotterdam all placing in the top 130 cities.
The EEA used data gathered from monitoring stations across Europe to check the number of ‘ultra-small’ particulates, and nitrogen dioxide. A large number of Italian and Polish cities did poorly in the rankings, though the EEA says that cities across the continent are getting better each time it looks into air quality.