Viridor has been providing the emission reports since March 2019 (it has been burning long before this, but considered testing) They are hidden on their website https://www.beddingtonerf.info/emissions-archive.html updated twice a month (around 10 days after the end of the month and 10 days after the mid-month cut off they pick)
Between 1 March 2019 and 31 July 2023 (53 months) there have been 43 breaches of the TP3836CT permit.
The Environment Agency permit has seen 23x CO (Carbon Monoxide), 12x VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), 6x SO2 (Sulphur Dioxide) & 2x HCI (Hydrogen Chloride) exceedances.
So far the incinerator has not reported any breaches in PM (Particulate Matter), NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen) or NH3 (Ammonia), the other three emissions monitored.
On the 13th March 2022 the Croydon Council (under new administration after a Conservative Mayor had been elected, replacing Labour) has written to Viridor about the high number of emissions exceedances (five) at the plant during just 6 weeks of May and the first fortnight of June 2022. The subsequent SLWP South London Waste Partnership meeting that had already been postponed was not broadcast publicly as every single meeting (not cancelled) since the beginning of data had been published.
An Environment Agency Consultation proposing to increase the waste processing amount (and therefore pollution) by 10% was held between 10 November 2022 and 23 December 2022. The South London Waste Partnership representation along with the councils of Merton and Sutton used incorrect data compiled by the South London Waste Partnership to oppose the application. Only AFTER the consultation ended, and yet ANOTHER breach before the final comment had been submitted to the consultation, the South London Waste Partnership conceded the information they have been quoting was wrong, and that the evidence published by Merton.TV website is accurate.