Carbon Emissions: Waste Disposal

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 14 January 2008, Official Report, column 869W, on waste disposal: domestic waste, whether the work on estimating dioxin emissions from domestic burning is complete; and if he will place in the Library copies of the research reports on the topic to date.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Farming and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The work referred to is still ongoing. The results will be due later this year.

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Roger Stimson
Posted on 23 Oct 2008 11:41 am (Report this annotation)

Thank you Stewart,

this is an ongoing vital question. I speed-read, on Tuesday 21st October in the Peterborough Library the PCC Municipal Waste research documents by 'Jacobs'. These seem very thorough but appear to make no mention of actual polution information, only guidelines. I submitted a form which argued that, though the documents made the point that whilst it is clearly stated that 'Environmental' concerns must be taken into account in the forward planning of waste disposal, these guidelines appear to makes no mention of individual 'HEALTH'.
Clearly there is a potential distinction here which has been missed.
Roger Stimson (Epilepsy Action Peterborough Branch Secretary)