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Title: Report on integrated large scale audit : Albright and Wilson, Oldbury Works, 2-9 October 1996
Author: Albright Oldbury
Author: Wilson Works
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Large scale site audits were developed by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) as a supplement to the routine regulation under Integrated Pollution Control (LPC) o f particularly complex sites or those which have a high potential to pollute, so that an assessment could be made o f their overall environmental performance. These audits are focused on sites where the pollution potential is highest, in line with the emphasis placed by the Environment Agency on targeting resources where environmental risk is greatest. This type of site is often regulated under several o f the Agencys functions, and where appropriate the Agency is now extending the scope of such audits to include Water and Waste issues. Albright an Wilson's Oldbury Works has been used for the manufacture of phosphorus and phosphorus-based chemicals for over 120 years. The major potential environmental hazards are due to the quantities of phosphorus, chlorine, phosphorus chlorides, and phosphine gas used or produced on the site; however, a wide range of materials are produced in many processes of varying size and complexity, with potential discharges to land, air, and water. The main objective of the audit was to assess the underlying factors affecting compliance with the IPC authorisations. This involved a detailed and critical examination of process design and development, plant operation and maintenance, and the Company's environmental policy, training, and awareness at all levels, from the Technical Director to plant operators. Staff from the Agencys Water Quality and Water Resources functions investigated surface drainage and site water use, and Waste Regulation Officers checked compliance with the Duty of Care and the Waste Management Licence for the Company's nearby landfill site.
Publisher: Environment Agency Midlands Region Upper Trent Area
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: [Lichfield]
Subject Keywords: Pollution monitoringAuditingEnvironmental managementRisk management
Geographic Keywords: EA Midlands
Extent: 51; + glossary, apendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1293
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