Edmonton Incinerator

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18 October 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

Will you instruct your team to look carefully at the health impacts the Edmonton Incinerator will have on residents in Enfield and Waltham Forest?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I published a detailed independent analysis of the health impacts of all waste incineration in London in 2020: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/gla_efw_study_final_may2020.pdf.

To protect residents near industrial sources, including energy from waste plants, it is essential to monitor at source so that any issues can be identified and resolved quickly. Monitoring and control of the Edmonton Incinerator is required through the permit issued and enforced by the Environment Agency.

I am committed to continue to reduce pollution from all sources through the policies and levers I have available, including consulting on the expansion of the ULEZ London wide, supporting cleaner vehicles and active travel, and minimising emissions through the Planning system.