5 OCTOBER 2015

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Article from BTNews 5 OCTOBER 2015

Heathrow pollution riposte

In a new riposte to its critics, and following Sir Howard Davies’ remarks (see this issue of BTN), Heathrow last week released a graphic using independent data which it said showed how road vehicles, and not emissions from operations on the airport, are the biggest contributor to the capital’s air pollution.

The airport said the information was drawn from the independent nation-wide network of pollution monitors run by the government and by local authorities and demonstrated widespread exceedences of air quality limits across Greater London, while the nine monitors within 1 km of Heathrow airport showed air quality had been consistently within the limit for at least the past eight years.

The graphic shows only two monitors in the vicinity of Heathrow are in breach of air-quality limits, both of which are beside major roads. 

Elsewhere, John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive of Heathrow, called at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva for global leaders to take action to cut carbon emissions. 

He highlighted the difference Heathrow’s success stories in carbon reduction have made and the airport’s inclusion in Aviation Climate Solutions, a report outlining 100 international aviation initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the industry’s impact on climate change. www.heathrow.com

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