The NLHPP will be one of the safest and cleanest energy from waste facilities in the UK

Myth: "The facility is a risk to public health"

The fact: The NLHPP will be one the safest and cleanest energy from waste facilities in the UK.

Our published analysis for the NLHPP shows clearly that no concentrations of pollutants will breach any air quality requirements. 

All energy from waste plants are regulated by the Environmental Agency which enforces statutory requirements. 

Our world-class facility will use proven, reliable and efficient technology to treat emissions including the highest class of emissions control technology available. Our Energy Recovery Facility will be the first in the country to use Selective Catalytic Reduction to control emissions of nitrogen dioxide. 

This is the same proven technology used in the Amager Bakke facility in Copenhagen, which is often pointed to as a global benchmark for emissions cleaning.

The current facility operates at 20% better than permitted levels of emissions of nitrogen oxides. The new facility will perform at 60% better. Combined with this, we will use the best flue gas treatment available.