HC Deb 21 November 1991 vol 199 cc248-9W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department has studied the environmental implications of burning Orimulsion for the generation of electricity; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Baldry

Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution is closely monitoring the current trials for burning Orimulsion at two power stations—Ince and Richborough. The environmental impacts of emissions from power stations are taken into consideration by HMIP when determining authorisations under part 1 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. HMIP is required to include in any such authorisations conditions to ensure that best available techniques not entailing excessive cost —BATNEEC—will be used to prevent or minimise harmful emissions.

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