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Turin halts euro5 diesel cars for smog

First time since new air-quality agreement came into force

(ANSA) - Turin, January 7 - Turin said Tuesday that it was stopping diesel vehicles with emission standards of euro5 or lower from travelling in the city as of Wednesday due to a "red" smog alert.
    It said it was taking the move after registering 10 consecutive days of microparticle levels of over 50 micrograms per cubic metre. It is the first time that a ban have been applied to this category of diesel vehicles since a new air-quality agreement for the Po River Basin area came into force in October.


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