PPG18 Control of spillages and fire
assist in the identification of the equipment and techniques
available to prevent and mitigate damage to the water environment
caused by fires and major spillages.
5. Emergency materials and equipment - b. Proprietary absorbents is of particular interest.
Point 5b states: "They are available as granules,
sheets, pillows or a loose powder. Although most absorbents are
designed for hydrocarbon spills, products are available for chemical
In addition Point 5e, Booms, states:
"Booms designed for use on watercourses may
also be used to isolate drains or divert or contain spillages. There are
two types of booms. Absorbent booms are filled with absorbent material
which can be suitable for hydrocarbons, aqueous chemicals or both."
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