Tyne & Wear

North Tyneside Council views crematoria options

A move to reduce the amount of pollutants from cremations is being considered by North Tyneside Council.

From 2013 local authorities have to achieve a 50% reduction in emissions of mercury from crematoria.

To offset the cost, an environmental surcharge based on industry guidance at the time but currently £40, will be added to the fee.

The move would allow cremations still to be carried out in North Tyneside's crematoria.

Funeral directors, clergy and the public will be consulted over a long-term solution to the problem.

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