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Author Topic: Great Smog, 1952 - the worst air pollution event in the history of the UK  (Read 2727 times)

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The Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the city. It lasted from Friday 5 to Tuesday 9 December 1952, and then dispersed quickly after a change of weather.

Does anybody here remember 1952?  ha2ha

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Re: Great Smog, 1952 - the worst air pollution event in the history of the UK
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 09:11:15 PM »

Something like that happened in this country too, I think in the late 50's or early 60's. I saw a television show on it once but even though I wasn't around in 1952 my brain's hard drive is getting full and I don't remember many details.  ;)

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