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Dealing with spills

Guidance for Pollution Prevention 22

NetRegs, 2018
Dealing with spills

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Core Supplement


Guidance for Pollution Prevention


Comprises good practice guidelines to help identify measures to prevent, limit or reduce damage to the environment and risk to public health from a spill. Covers: pollution risk assessments; pollution incident response plans; pollution control hierarchy; pollution control methods and equipment that could be used to contain spills; site specific pollution control options; spills on a road or highway; and clean-up after a spill has been contained, including pollutant specific information.


Published October 2018. Does not apply in England. Supersedes Pollution Prevention Guidelines 22: Incident response: dealing with spills (EA, 2011). Guidance for Pollution Prevention is a new series replacing Pollution Prevention Guidelines.


Publisher History

NetRegs provides environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.



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