Calls to scrap ‘pol­lut­ing’ tun­nel

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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.

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