“Air Pollution from Waste Disposal: Not for public breath” a new report from Zero Waste Europe with the participation of Fundació ENT focussing on legal, environmental and epidemiological issues that waste incineration plants have been facing across Europe.
This report deals with pollutants released into the ambient air, as related to the limit values required by the EU Directives. Five case studies are addressed, navigating the most relevant dimensions of air pollution caused by incineration and co-incineration, namely emission limit values (e.g. values as measured at the point of emissions, for example a stack emissions), immission limit values (e.g. ambient air quality standards, values as measured by public monitoring devices), procedural conflicts in the issuing of permits and legitimacy conflicts.