New Year's Eve Fireworks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0347
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much NO2 and PM­2.5 emissions were produced by the official fireworks display in central London on New Year's Eve?

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Answer

Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Approximately 0.029 tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOx) were emitted by the official New Year's Eve fireworks display. This is roughly equivalent to 0.00006% of London's annual NOx emissions.

We have not been able to estimate the PM2.5 emissions from the fireworks. However, we anticipate that most of particles emitted would have been water soluble which, given the display takes places next to the Thames and weather conditions were relatively damp, would have reduced their impact on ambient pollution concentrations.