City smog and smoke control | Clean Sweep

The smoke control acts of the 1950/60s worked great to reduce airborne pollutants but they had an unexpected side effect, the UKs reliance on coal as a fuel and the associated industries were wiped out overnight and a new reliance on natural gas was forged. This had a cosmic change in the UKs economy leading to mass unemployment in some mining areas and a legacy which still exists today. My own company Clean Sweep was formed when my Grandfather who was a pit miner in Blythe near Newcastle


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