Tag Archives: Environment Agency

Calls for Beddington incinerator to be shut down over CO2

Viridor’s figures show that their south London plant is pumping out three times as much CO2 as other, similar facilities. By PAUL LUSHION, environment correspondent The Viridor incinerator at Beddington Lane, operated on behalf of Croydon and three other south … Continue reading

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Viridor going for the burn: will councillors stand up to them?

The government watchdog, the Environment Agency, is actively encouraging incinerator operators to pollute more and so bank more cash, at the expense of south London residents’ health. By our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT Any chance that Croydon or Sutton might … Continue reading

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Kenley, Coulsdon, Purley and South Croydon put on flood alert

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for south-east London, including Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley and South Croydon. It is six years since the major flooding in Kenley and Purley, when emergency services had to work around the clock to … Continue reading

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Viridor incinerator under investigation by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has confirmed it is investigating last month’s fire at the Viridor incinerator site at Beddington Lane, following complaints from local air quality campaigners, as first reported by Inside Croydon. But such scrutiny has not stopped Viridor’s lies and … Continue reading

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Call for Viridor prosecution over health risks from toxic fire

The Environment Agency has been asked to consider bringing a prosecution of Viridor over the fire at their incinerator on Beddington Lane last month, as there is mounting evidence to suggest that toxic fumes were released into the atmosphere during … Continue reading

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Video: How LibDem changed his “mind” on incinerator

Our thanks to Dave Pettener, of the Stop the Incinerator Campaign, for his latest piece of digital craftwork. Taking the audio feed from the Sutton Council planning meeting in the summer when key councillors went back on their previous positions … Continue reading

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Flawed inspection regime highlights health risks of incinerators

Four years ago, Simon Hoar, a cabinet member in the Conservative group that controls the Town Hall, was distributing leaflets in Waddon ward offering a solemn promise that he and his colleagues, if re-elected to the council, would stop the … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaigners to take battle to judicial review

Environment campaigners in south London want to use a judicial review to challenge the decision to allow Viridor and Sutton Council to build a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane. The decision was announced on Wednesday by … Continue reading

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Environment Agency has failed London on incinerator permit

With a decision still awaited from the Mayor of London on Viridor’s plans to build a waste-burning incinerator at Beddington Lane, MICHAEL RYAN suggests that the scheme relies on a lack of due diligence by government agencies over the real … Continue reading

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Greens call for Croydon residents to act now on incinerator

The local Green party is calling on Croydon and Sutton residents to ensure that they take part in the consultation process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the deadline for objections to be submitted next Tuesday, September 18.

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You’re dung for! Coulsdon and Waddon on sludge lorry route

There will be only five more years of stink for north Croydon residents and Purley Way shoppers to suffer when the malodorous winds blow from Beddington sewage farm. That’s the hope that Thames Water officials imparted to two public meetings … Continue reading

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