A recent review of guidance was carried out to identify the most effective technologies and processes for limiting and monitoring emissions to air from crematoriums. The information collected was used to update the related guidance.
The main change in the guidance is to extend mercury abatement technology to all crematoriums. This technology will help reduce the emission of substances that can have a harmful impact on the human body and natural environment.
These substances include:
- particulate matter (PM)
- acid gases (HCI)
- dioxins and furans
- nitrogen oxides (NOx)
The new guidance will also incorporate other elements to help reduce emissions, including mandatory monitoring of NOx and carbon emissions and future emissions limit values (ELV).
The review and update process was carried out in collaboration with:
- the UK government
- the Scottish Government
- the Welsh Government
- the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland
- representatives from the cremation industry and regulators
The public can view and respond to this consultation online via the UK government web-page.