Carbon Reporting in association with Chemical Industries Association
Causing pollution is an offence and anyone allowing contaminating material to enter the environment is at risk of enforcement action from the regulator.
A common way that environmental pollution can be caused is when contaminated liquids are spilt at a facility and escapes to the environment. Typically, secondary containment (bunding) is constructed around liquid storage systems but over time this can degrade and fall into disrepair.
Best practice, enshrined in CIRIA C736 ‘Containment systems for the prevention of pollution: Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises’, published in 2014 promotes the need to regularly assess the functionality of installed containment systems to ensure that they operate as anticipated when required. Failure to be able to adequately demonstrate such a formalised inspection and maintenance regime could be held against an operator by the regulator.
16th February 2023
Danny Jones, Technical Director, SLR
Danny is a Principal with SLR Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in the management, treatment and disposal of landfill leachate and similar waste waters. In his role within SLR’s Process Engineering and Process Safety Group Danny provides consultancy services to a wide range of UK and overseas clients on issues relating to leachate management and treatment of industrial waste waters. Danny was the Lead author for the Code of Practice for UK landfill operators in relation to bunding / secondary containment requirements of infrastructure that contains landfill leachate, the ‘UK Landfill Industry Code of Practice ‘The Establishment of Appropriate Containment Standards for Leachate Storage Infrastructure’. The document was published in 2017 and is in current use.
Site engineers, facilities mangers, site managers of premises that include facilities to store potentially polluting liquids.
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