What emissions will be produced?
A detailed air quality assessment is being undertaken including recommending mitigation measures for minimising any residual air quality impacts i.e. optimum stack location/height determination.
Modern energy recovery facilities such as the one planned are strictly monitored by Natural Resources Wales and comply with all applicable legislation including control of emissions. Public Health Wales (formerly the Health Protection Agency) believes that modern, well operated facilities are not a risk to human health. (See www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1251473372218)
For more detailed information on energy from waste and health visit: www.hpa.org.uk/ProductsServices/ChemicalsPoisons/IntegratedPollutionPreventionControlIPPC/ippcIncineration/
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) assesses risks to the safety of the food chain. Having carried out detailed assessments of applications for energy from waste plants as part of this regulatory role over a period of about 10 years, the FSA has concluded that properly run plants compliant with the requirements of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) will generally have a negligible impact on levels of contaminants in food.