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Title: Catchment inventories : a summary report
Author: A.M. Burrows
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection report
The House of Commons Select Committee made recommendations that detailed inventories of hazardous chemicals be undertaken as soon as possible with the objective of setting up a National Emergency Centre. These recommendations were supported by the Government, since implementation of protection zones would improve protection of water use, in particular potable water abstractions and provide a consistent approach to catchment management. The control of chemical storage and prescribed practices, by regulations, under COPA S31(4) an (5) were replaced by clauses 111 and 112 of the 1989 Water Act. They reinforce the requirement to undertake site inspections for the reasons of determining risks and potential pollution problems, by using agreed powers for information and entry, to assist in the control of hazardous chemicals, especially within zones of a particular/ sensitive or vulnerable nature. To determine risks and prevent pollution, a pilot catchment inventory was undertaken by the Freshwater Investigations Team (FWIT), of the Upper River Fowey Catchment (15B) from its source at Buttern Hill (SX 172 813) to the tidal limit at Lostwithiel (SX 106 598). This included: i) inventories of hazardous chemicals; ii) farm campaign data; iii) times of travel for a range of flows; iv) risk assessment; and v) the development of a relational database system using ORACLE.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionDangerous substancesChemical substancesRisk assessment
Geographic Keywords: EA South West
Extent: 15; + figues, tables and appendices
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