New energy from waste facilities (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1049
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

To reassure local residents living close to new energy from waste facilities, what air quality monitoring and reporting systems will you require around these facilities? Will local residents have an opportunity to make sure that pollutants that they are particularly concerned about are included in the monitoring?

Answer

Answer for New energy from waste facilities (2)

Answer for New energy from waste facilities (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Environment Agency is responsible for the regulation of these types of facilities. Working with the local planning authority the Environment Agency will consider what on-going monitoring is required. This can include Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS). Where there are particular local concerns I would be happy for my officials to facilitate meetings between residents and the Environment Agency to ensure that their concerns are understood and reflected in ongoing monitoring where possible.