In brief: Silvertown Tunnel promises clean air, Birmingham New Street fails

Also in the news, Silvertown Tunnel gets all-clear on air quality, Birmingham New Street exceeds air quality limits, water ‘safe’ after cyanide spill, future scenarios for energy and car CO2 emissions rise

Artist's impression of Silvertown Tunnel entrance
Artist's impression of roads around Silvertown Tunnel 

Silvertown Tunnel will not worsen air pollution, says TfL

The Silvertown Tunnel Scheme – a proposed new road tunnel under the Thames that would connect the Greenwich Peninsula and West Silvertown – “would not lead to a significant impact on air quality [and]... would not impact on the ability of the Greater London Urban Area to achieve compliance with the Air Quality Directive”, according to a report from Transport for London. The report, prepared at the request of the Department for Transport using the latest DEFRA emissions factor toolkit (EFTv8), reached the same conclusions as a previous assessment published in December 2016.

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