De NOx technology in crematoriums

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Dear local authority,
Please can you confirm if the crematorium(s) this local authority has responsibility for have de NOx technology installed to reduce emissions?
I would like this information provided in an Excel spreadsheet listing the name of the crematoriums and yes or no in a separate column for whether de NOx technology is installed, and a further column detailing briefly if there are any plans to install this technology in the near future.
If the time available to complete this request permits can you also please include a column listing whether mercury abatement technology is installed also.

Yours faithfully,

Beverly Holder

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Holder

 

Request for Information RFI-0660-19

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to De NOx technology
in crematoriums which was received on 28 November 2019.

 

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Dear Ms Holder,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-0660-19

 

Further to your request for information about De NOx technology in
crematoriums, I can tell you the following:

 

Is mercury Is NOx Are there any plans to
Local Authority Crematorium abatement technology install NOx technology
equipment installed? in the near future?
fitted?
There are no plans to
install NOx technology
Walsall Streetly at this point in time,
Metropolitan Crematorium Yes No nor in the immediate
Borough Council future, but it is
something that may be
considered in time.

 

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Laurie Andrews

 

 

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Hi, many thanks for your reply...this is how it has come through...(see below)...please can you resend with correct paragraphs so that I can interpret it correctly? Many thanks.

Is mercury Is NOx Are there any plans to
Local Authority Crematorium abatement technology install NOx technology
equipment installed? in the near future?
fitted?
There are no plans to
install NOx technology
Walsall Streetly at this point in time,
Metropolitan Crematorium Yes No nor in the immediate
Borough Council future, but it is
something that may be
considered in time.

Yours faithfully,

Beverly Holder

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Holder

 

Please accept my apologies for the response sent, we have recently had
some new software and are having some issue with formatting, I have copied
your response below

 

Are there
Is any plans
mercury Is NOx to install
Local Crematorium abatement technology NOx
Authority equipment installed? technology
fitted? in the
near
future?
There are
no plans
to install
NOx
technology
at this
Walsall point in
Metropolitan Streetly time, nor
Borough Crematorium Yes No in the
Council immediate
future,
but it is
something
that may
be
considered
in time.

 

Kind Regards

 

Laurie Andrews

Assurance Officer

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

3rd Floor (HR Suite), Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 01922 65 5978

Email: [email address]

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Dear InformationRights,

Hi, it's still coming through in a way that I can't read full sentences...would you be able to send it again or as an attachment please. I assume it says there is no deNOx tech in place at the moment and there are no plans to install. Can't see if you've said you have mercury abatement either.

Yours sincerely,

Beverly Holder

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi Beverly

I'm so sorry, it may be because it was in a table, ill type it out below

1. Local Authority

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

2. Crematorium

Streetly Crematorium

3. Is mercury abatement equipment fitted?

Yes

4. Is NOx technology installed?

No

5. Are there any plans to install NOx technology in the near future?

There are no plans to install NOx technology at this point in time, nor in the immediate future, but it is something that may be considered in time.

Kind Regards

Laurie Andrews
Assurance Officer
Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
3rd Floor (HR Suite), Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1DG
Tel: 01922 65 5978
Email: [email address]
Web: www.walsall.gov.uk
 
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