City’s crematorium fails emission tests

Three Sheffield cremators are to be replaced completely because they are repeatedly failing emission tests.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 1:59 pm
City Road Crematorium

The cremators at City Road crematorium are over 25 years old and are difficult and increasingly expensive to maintain, They persistently fail emission tests and don’t meet future environmental regulations.

Sheffield Council says the ongoing failures in emissions testing has already led to formal suspension of two of the cremators within the last few years due to significant breaches.

In a report, officers say: “The threat of permanent suspension of use due to non-compliance with emissions regulations is becoming increasingly likely and requires urgent remedial works in order to avoid this.”

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The crematorium equipment will be totally replaced and there will be a small extension to form a new office space, minor changes to the layout of the crematorium building and refurbishment.

The project will be completed by October 2020 and will cost £2.4m.