A Conservative Party candidate has been assured that no radioactive waste will be burned at the Beddington Energy Reserve Facility.

Leon Emirali, who will run for Beddington North in the upcoming local elections, held a meeting with Viridor last week.

He attended the meeting after listening to concerns of residents who claimed radioactive waste was spotted in the contract between the South London Waste Partnership and Viridor.

Speaking to Sutton Guardian following the meeting, Mr Emirali said: "I'm pleased to secure an assurance from Viridor that no radioactive waste will be burned in Beddington.

"It's vitally important that the environmental impact of the incinerator is limited and that is what I will be fighting for, if elected at the council elections next year.

"I will be keeping an open-line of communication with Viridor, and if anyone has any concerns they would like to raise with me, I would urge them to get in touch via my website, www.leonemirali.org."

Sutton Guardian approached Viridor for a response.

A spokesman said: "Viridor will not be contracting with any party to burn radioactive waste at the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility."

The council elections in Sutton take place on May 3, 2018.