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Document ID (ISN)66118
CIS number 96-312
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0990-1
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Guidance Note EH 70
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title The control of fire-water run-off from CIMAH sites to prevent environmental damage
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. 8p. 14 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract This guidance note provides advice to operators of sites subject to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1984 (CIMAH) (see CIS 89-1436). It concerns measures for the control of fire-water which may have been contaminated with chemicals stored at the site. Fire precautions are outlined along with emergency planning and environmental hazard identification, containment of fire-water run-off (lagoons and lakes, bunded areas, temporary containment), and alternatives to containment (controlled burning). An appendix summarizes legal requirements.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; dangerous substances; water pollution; major hazards; pollution control; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) emergency organization; bund walls; glossary; legislation; fire protection
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Pollution control
Environmental pollution
Fires