HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c13W
25. Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps the Central Electricity Generating Board is taking to monitor the effect of sulphur dioxide emissions.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The CEGB is conducting studies into the effects of sulphur dioxide and other gases on rivers and lakes, soils, vegetation and crops arid corrosion of materials. The board is also studying ways in which these emissions affect the acidity of rainfall. In addition, the CEGB and NCB are funding other independent studies which will be carried out under the auspicies of the Royal Society in co-operation with the Swedish. and Norwegian Royal Academies of Science.