Agency halts UK tyre burning trial

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

London-The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has halted a tyre burning trial at Rugby Cement, near Rugby, UK. The suspension followed the firm’s failure to deal with a technical problem that caused plant emissions to exceed permitted levels for nearly three hours.

The EA’s continuous monitoring equipment detected that Rugby Cement ran above the permitted level for particulate matter during the night shift on 21 June. The problem was linked to a fault with the plant’s electrostatic precipitator, according to the…

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