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Pollution: how London beat the great smog, that deadly thick fog

2022-08-05T04:30:47.554Z

THE VICTORIES OF ECOLOGY (3/6) - In 1952, the capital of the United Kingdom suffocated in a fog so toxic that it caused the death of thousands of people and paralyzed the city. An electroshock that provokes an unprecedented awareness of the dangers of using coal.



In London, no one has forgotten the great smog.

It all begins on December 5, 1952, when the capital of the United Kingdom wakes up in a thick fog of a strange yellow and black color.

In the streets, visibility is reduced to a few meters.

Road accidents follow one another and the police, taken aback, do what they can to regulate traffic with the help of torches.

In a few hours, London is literally plunged into darkness…

The fog is so dense that, very quickly, no car or public transport, with the exception of the metro, can no longer circulate.

Even the ambulances are immobilized.

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At first, Londoners, accustomed to fog, the famous "fog" very common in winter and autumn above the Thames, did not worry.

Some have fun and others, at the microphone of the BBC or leaning on the counters of pubs, show off.

Those who knew the Blitz and the German bombings of the Second World War sneer.

But when the…

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Source: lefigaro

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