Tunnel Cleaning Train delayed until 2017 or later

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Delays blamed on need to ensure ‘asbestos containing material’ across 98% of network is ‘removed or encapsulated’ and other reasons ‘Tube dust’ concentrations range between 700 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) and 960 ug/m3 at worst stations.  Levels may be … Continue reading

Most-read stories of 2013

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2013 January Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’ https://cleanair.london/news/quick-guide-to-air-pollution/ Outcome: Commissioner Potočnik’s Clean Air Policy Package published on 18 December … Continue reading

‘Tube dust’: broken promises, ‘blind eye turned’ and duty breached

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Promises broken about informing the public about ‘tube dust’  Mayor of London ‘turning a blind eye’ to repeated warnings from scientists and others of the dangers of airborne particles including in underground rail systems  Mayor of London breaching ‘General transport duty’ … Continue reading

Tube dust is not ‘safe’

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Health and Environment Committee air quality work programme  Clean Air in London (CAL) congratulates the Health and Environment Committee (Committee) on the publication of ‘Air pollution in London – Issues paper’.  The paper provides a clear, concise summary of current … Continue reading

High levels of ‘tube dust’

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Mayor Johnson Chairman Transport for London Windsor House 42-50 Victoria Street London SW1H OTL 18 December 2011 Dear Mayor Johnson Environmental information request reveals high levels of ‘tube dust’ in London Concentrations of airborne particles in the London Underground (tube … Continue reading