Calls to scrap ‘polluting’ tunnel
Friends Of The Earth has made fresh calls for the Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped after a new assessment revealed that air pollution levels would be made worse by the tunnel.
The original tests for Transport for London failed to take into account the Government’s recent Air Quality Plan which was forced by the courts to use more realistic assumptions about pollution levels.
Friends Of The Earth air pollution campaigner Jenny Bates said: “If the Mayor is serious about dealing with air pollution then he must scrap this project before it starts. If he doesn’t withdraw it, the government must reject it.”
TfL says it intends to go ahead with the tunnel which has other benefits.