Port of Tyne unveils £1m investment to tackle dust emissions from cargo handling operations

The measures aim to reduce dust emissions from the dry wood pellets the port handles

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The Port of Tyne has unveiled a £1 million investment to tackle dust emissions from its cargo handling operations.

A range of measures will aim to reduce dust emissions from the dry wood pellets the port handles.

These include a technology which creates a continuous water mist spray to prevent dust particles flying into the air.

The work builds on the announcement in May that the Port is to become the base for the ‘world’s largest’ offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, in partnership with Equinor and SSE Renewables.

Matt Beeton, Chief Executive at the Port of Tyne, said: “These measures ensure that we are doing everything we possibly can to decrease dust emissions to the lowest level possible.”