Silvertown tunnel an ‘assault on health’ of locals, warn doctors


Group of GPs and other health experts say planned Thames tunnel will increase pollution in the area

Doctors and healthcare workers have warned that plans for a new four-lane tunnel under the River Thames in east London represent an “assault on the health” of families in the surrounding area.

The group of 25 GPs, nurses and specialists – including experts in child health and respiratory disease – say the £2bn Silvertown tunnel project will funnel more traffic through some of the most deprived and polluted boroughs in the country – with a devastating impact on people’s health.

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