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Incinerators: Hazardous Substances

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1052W, on incinerators: hazardous substances, which regional offices of the Environment Agency hold reports on the composition of the bottom ash of incinerators; and to which operating incinerators such reports relate. (250766)

[holding answer 28 January 2009]: The following table shows the Environment Agency offices that hold public registers for the municipal solid waste incinerators, including the two main hazardous waste incinerators, operating in England and Wales.

Environment Agency office

Incinerators covered

Upper Severn Area Office, Hafren House, Welshpool Road, Shelton, Shrewsbury SY3 8BB

Kidderminster, Dudley, Wolverhampton

Upper Trent Area Office, Sentinel House, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield WS13 8RR

Tyseley Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent

Lower Severn Area Office, Riversmeet House, Newtown Industrial Estate, Northway Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 8JG

Coventry

Lower Trent Area Office, Trentside Office, Scarrington Road, West Bridgeford, Nottingham NG2 5FA

Nottingham

Yorkshire and Humber, Office Phoenix House, Global Avenue, Millshaw Lane, Leeds LS11 8PG

Sheffield, Huddersfield

Thames South East Area Office, Swift House, Frimley Business Park, Camberley GU16 5SQ

SELCHP, Basingstoke (Chineham)

Thames North East Area Office, Apollo Court, Bishops Square Business Park, St. Albans Road West, Hatfield AL10 9EX

Edmonton

Solent and South Downs Office, Colvedene Court, Colden Common SO21 1WP

Isle of Wight, Fawley (Hazardous), Marchwood, Portsmouth

North West Region, Southern Area Office, Appleton House, 430 Birchwood Boulevard, Warrington WA3 7WD

Ellesmere Port (Hazardous), Bolton

Dales Area Office, Coverdale House, Aviator Court, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor YO30 4GZ

Billingham

Kent and East Sussex Area Office, Orchard House, Endeavour Park, London Road, Addington, West Mailing ME19 5SH

Maidstone (Allington)

Anglian Northern Area Office, Lincoln Office, Waterside House, Waterside North, Lincoln LN2 5HA

Grimsby (Newlincs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times the permitted level of harmful substances in incinerator bottom ash has been exceeded in the last five years. (250767)

[holding answer 28 January 2009]: Information in the form requested is not readily available and could be compiled only at disproportionate cost. Monitoring data relating to installations permitted under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) 2007 (formerly the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations) may be obtained via the public register section of the Environment Agency’s website.