Environment Agency Pollution Prevention Guidance Notes (PPG's)

PPG18 Control of spillages and fire fighting run-off

Guidance to 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.

Point 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 spills."

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."

PPG18 Control of spillages and fire fighting run-off. (in HTML format)

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