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Frequently Asked Questions - Pollutants & Hazardous Substances

What is WCBC doing about air pollution?

Wrexham County Borough Council monitors the Air Quality at approximately twenty five locations throughout the County Borough. It also publishes an annual review of the Air Quality within the Borough which details the results of monitoring and considers any impact of industry and vehicles.

Wrexham County Borough Council is also part of a nationwide Air Quality monitoring network, where it maintains a monitoring station at Victoria Road on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government and DEFRA (Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

Further information about air quality monitoring currently taking place in the County Borough can be found on the air quality section of this website. Details of the nationwide monitoring network can be accessed at either www.welshairquality.co.uk or www.airquality.co.uk (link to external websites).

What is the Council's policy on contaminated land.

The Council is committed to implementing the Contaminated Land (Wales) Regulations 2001.  Under these Regulations there is a strict definition of contaminated land.  The Housing and Public Protection Department are looking for all the potentially contaminated sites in the County Borough.  These will then be prioritised and assessed and if necessary gradually cleaned up by those responsible.  This process will take a number of years to complete since there are a lot of sites to assess, some in much more detail than others.  Not all of the sites will need to be cleaned up since they may not be harmful to public health or the environment.  Further information about contaminated land can be found on the contaminated land section of this website.

What is Asbestos?

For further details on Asbestos and advice to householders and businesses please see Advice on Asbestos.