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Government systematically hiding smog episodes 60 years after the ‘Great Smog’

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Government hid a number of ‘High’ air pollution events during the Olympics and Paralympic Games.  Endurance athletes may have been affected.  Government also hid a ‘High’ pollution episode in parts of the UK just days before the 60th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Mayor used the Pollution Suppressor to save himself not others

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Mayor targeted the use of pollution suppressants at sites estimated, through computer modelling and monitoring, to have the highest daily levels of dangerous airborne particles i.e. the worst legal exposures not the worst population exposures Pollution suppressants were used every … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls for Paralympics marathon to be delayed

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6 September 2012  ‘Clean Air in London’ calls for organisers to consider delaying the Paralympics marathon events until Monday or bringing them forward to Saturday to avoid smog On Thursday 6 September, the Met Office published its five day weather … Continue reading

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Government forecasts smog on eve of Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Government failed to forecast a smog episode before the Opening Ceremony that turned out to be the worst for six years and then failed to warn the public even when it was underway  Environment Ministers issued a ‘Press release’ downgrading … Continue reading

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Government ‘Pollution Episode Warning’ on eve of Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Government issues ‘Pollution Episode Warning’ as ozone in North Kensington, London, breaches ‘Public information threshold’ under UK and European law Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, and the general public may wish to check health … Continue reading

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Mayor of London urged to warn all those affected by smog

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Government website is predicting ‘Moderate’ air pollution in London for the next three days.  airTEXT is forecasting ‘Moderate’ 6/10 ozone levels at the Olympic Park on Wednesday   Government website says ‘the main pollutant of concern is ozone’ and ‘the situation … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ congratulates Policy Exchange on ‘Something in the Air’

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The blockbuster report shows: over 85% of the areas with England’s worst air pollution are in London; diesel exhaust is at the heart of air pollution problems in cities; the vulnerable are much more likely to be exposed to air … Continue reading

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‘Perfect storm’ hits London

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Annual mean levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, are two and three times the legal limit and World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline near London busiest roads with breaches even at ‘background’ sites.  NO2 levels in London were the highest … Continue reading

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Evidence to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by Clean Air in London 6 June 2012 (links to four Guides updated 250612) Evidence submitted ahead of oral evidence session on air quality … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls for full mitigation for the ORN/PRN

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls for full mitigation as it tells TfL and DfT their plans for the ORN/PRN and removing the M4 bus lane are unlawful Dear Transport for London, Thank you for your letter of 2 May relating … Continue reading

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Suspending M4 bus lane breached air pollution law

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The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP Secretary of State for Transport c/o Network Delivery & Development Highways Agency Floor 4C Federated House London Road Dorking Surrey RH4 1SZ By post and email: Mr C Cooper, Floor 4B ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk 15 May … Continue reading

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Olympic transport plans would cause unmitigated breaches of air pollution laws

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The Transport Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by: Clean Air in London 26 February 2012 Transport plans for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Introduction 1.   The Transport Committee has invited written evidence on the transport plans … Continue reading

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Smog could affect athletes

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Top lung scientists have warned a “Summer Smog” could affect Olympic athletes in London Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in London are comparable with those in Beijing before it acted to ensure the success of the 2008 Olympics Mayor must … Continue reading

Plans for the Olympic Route Network remain unlawful and vulnerable to legal challenge through judicial review

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Mayor Johnson Chairman Transport for London c/o TfL Olympic and Paralympic Route Network Engagement Transport for London 5th Floor, Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ By email and registered post:  ORNandPRNengagement@tfl.gov.uk and mayor@london.gov.uk 12 September 2011 Dear Mayor Johnson Local consultations … Continue reading

Government issues national ‘High pollution episode warning: First “summer-smog” of 2011’

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‘Bad Air Day (B.A.D.) 2011 for particles’ as PM10 daily limit value for a whole year is breached in London in less than four months – more than two months earlier than last year Government issues national ‘High pollution episode … Continue reading