Coal Fired Power Stations and Incinerators: Health Hazards

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) his Department or (b) Public Health England has (i) undertaken or (ii) made an assessment of any studies that compare the effectiveness of the different methods of filtering pollutants used in (A) waste incinerators and (B) coal fired power stations for protecting human health.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

No such studies have been undertaken by the Environment Agency or Public Health England, nor any assessments made of such studies.

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