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Air Quality Waterloo : Public air quality monitoring

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Are you worried about air pollution in Waterloo? Do you live, work, study or have children at school in the Waterloo area? In response to rising concerns about air quality in the Waterloo area, local residents have formed a new group called Air Quality Waterloo, linked to the long-standing Waterloo Action Centre. We are open to new members to help campaign for better air quality for local people in the Waterloo area. <> Lambeth council has admitted that due to cuts, official air quality readings are no longer taken in the vicinity of the garage and Waterloo transport hub. The nearest readings for air pollution are taken at Vauxhall. Permission has just been granted for a new secondary school in Waterloo. There will soon be a total of six schools, including three nursery schools in the area. Residents of Waterloo find this situation unacceptable. ***Join the AQW Campaign to Reduce Harm to our local Health and Environment**** Residents initially formed the group in response to growing worries about the bus garage in Cornwall road. The bus garage, opposite the Old Vic Theatre, serves a wide range of routes south and north of the Thames, has been in operation since 1989 when it was first given planning permission, contrary to the recommendations of the environmental health inspector at the time. The AQW have recently re-formed following new reports that invisible diesel fumes have specific carcinogenic qualities, related to lung and bladder cancers in particular. New evidence has been published in the UK and US, including in the medical journal The Lancet. See: Lambeth and Southwark councils have been approached by AQW, but so far they have not been able to provide the group with any data on the level of pollution in the Waterloo area. There are several thriving community centres, as well as thousands of pensioners and families, living and working within 1km radius of the Waterloo transport hub. But there are currently no protections in place to measure or control the growing air and environmental pollution. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE and JOIN THE AQW CAMPAIGN. For more information please visit or email


AIr Quality Waterloo (AQW) Waterloo Action Centre (WAC) Octavia HIll Residents Association

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