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Air Pollution (Coal-Fired Power Stations)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to monitor air pollution arising from harmful emissions from coal-fired power stations.

Her Majesty's industrial air pollution inspectorate requires power station emissions of smoke and fine particulates and, where practicable, grit and dust to be monitored continuously. The CEGB also operates air quality monitoring stations around its power stations, within the framework of the United Kingdom smoke and sulphur dioxide monitoring network. In response to several recent reports, the Government are extending the network of sites monitoring atmospheric levels of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and ozone and acid deposition.