Emissions from Energy-from-Waste Facilities
The ERF has been designed in a way that emissions released from the stack are well within the strict requirements of UK legislation. Modeling of the dispersion of potential emissions has been carried out, showing that they will not have unacceptable effects on local air quality, health or nature conservation sites.
Public Health England advises that well run and regulated EfW facilities do not pose a significant threat to public health, stating that the effects are likely to be so small that they would be undetectable. All EfW facilities in the UK are tightly regulated and must operate within the national requirements, set out in the Industrial Emissions Directive. The Environment Agency also carries out spot-checks to ensure that the monitoring equipment is operating correctly.
Rookery South providesmonthly emissions reports for the public to view on this website. The authorities have approved this method of reporting as it is the simplest way to communicate this data to the public and other stakeholders. The same emissions data and reports are submitted to the Environment Agency for their independent assessment.
Did You Know?The Rookery South ERF uses state-of-the-art emissions controls, including what is known as a baghouse, to capture and control particulate matter. Operating like a very efficient vacuum cleaner, a baghouse removes and captures particulate matter from combustion gases by drawing air through thousands of filter bags.
Emissions Report Guide
To understand more about the plant's emissions reports, please click below.