Feedback is being sought on plans for a major new ‘Energy from Waste’ power station in central Slough. However, little detail has been provided on the air quality impact.
Grundon’s plant in Colnbrook was visited by a science group for pensioners at the end of last month.
Fiona McTaggart has insisted she has challenged the Government for more effective action on air pollution, following the publication of alarming figures last week.
While Hertfordshire councils admit recycling has fallen dramatically and Slough rates remain well below Government targets, increased burning of rubbish in Colnbrook has allowed the failure to be trumpeted as success.
Two of Hillingdon’s air quality monitoring stations also have gaps in their data coinciding with the fault at the Lakeside 2 station on 5th September. Meanwhile, Colnbrook’s air has suffered another bad week.
A particulate cloud did cover Colnbrook on Friday 5th according to environmental experts. Actually it covered everywhere except the immediate vicinity of Grundon’s incinerator.
Grundon has finally responded to the spike in air pollution readings at the Colnbrook Lakeside 2 monitoring station three weeks ago. The company insisted a fault with the monitoring station caused erroneous figures to be generated and that air quality was “excellent” at the time.
New figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday show that Healthy Life Expectancy is significantly lower in Slough than neighbouring areas.
A week after we revealed that air pollution levels recorded at the Grundon incinerator had gone through the roof, all data relating to the incident has been removed.