PM10 breaches

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Reference: 
2010/3183
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are being taken to improve air quality in areas where the PM10 daily limit value has been broken this year (e.g. Brent, Neasden Lane), which do not fall within the Central London roads targeted with measures such as dust suppressants?

Answer

Answer for PM10 breaches

Answer for PM10 breaches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A number of measures are underway to reduce emissions of PM10 across London, including the Low Emission Zone, smoothing traffic and encouraging mode shift by improving the cycling and walking infrastructure. My Air Quality Strategy recognised that there are a few industrial/waste sites in Greater London where levels of PM10 are high. My officials recently met officials from the Environment Agency, which regulates air quality at these sites, to understand the work that has already been carried out at these sites to minimise emissions and to develop plans further to achieve more reductions, and this work will continue.