Are there any negative health impacts?
The new facility will improve air quality in north London with a current plant that operates 20% better than the permitted levels of nitrogen oxide and a new facility performing at 60% better.
In terms of emissions, by far the largest products emitted facility are carbon dioxide and water vapour. These are released to the atmosphere under controlled conditions and do not cause any harm to human health.
By diverting waste from landfill, we are reducing methane emissions which are around 25 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period.
The chimney stack will continue to ensure the emissions that are released are dispersed as quickly and effectively as possible. This means emissions are not detectable from background levels which already exist in the area.
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