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Tetovo, Skopje, Bitola and Kicevo with highest levels of air pollution

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Air quality examinations show that Tetovo, Skopje, Bitola and Kicevo measure highest level of pollution. Measurements on Tuesday morning showed that Tetovo has 226 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic meter of air. In the capital Skopje, the downtown measured worst levels of PM10 particles – 197 micrograms, followed by Gazi Baba and Lisice in the north and the east, with 146 and 143 micrograms.

Bitola and Kicevo, both sites of coal fired plants, had PM10 levels of 138 and 114 micrograms. Veles and Kocani were also above the maximum allowed limits. Low winds over the winter and fog in the valleys combine with the use of wood and even waste for heating in much of Macedonia to create high levels of air pollution.