Dust suppressants

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3005
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you accept that offsetting air pollution, for example through the use of dust suppressants or green walls, is not a sustainable solution given that sooner or later you will run out of dust suppressants or wall space? Do you accept that reducing air pollution in front of official monitoring stations, such as through the use of dust suppressants, will create the impression that air pollution is lower than it actually is in London?

Answer

Answer for Dust suppressants

Answer for Dust suppressants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A number of measures are under way to reduce emissions in London, including the Low Emission Zone, cleaner buses, Source London and the Clean Air Fund. From next year, tighter Low Emission Zone standards and London's first ever age standard for taxis will reduce emissions even further. Nevertheless, re-suspended dust remains a problem at some locations and it is absolutely right that dust suppressants are applied as necessary. In combination with emission reduction measures, this will improve air quality and protect the health of Londoners.