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Title: Industry in Avonmouth a public guide to pollution management
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
For more than 70 years Avonmouth has been a centre for major industries. It employs a large number of people in a wide range of processes, from making pharmaceuticals to smelting zinc. The industries make vital products such as anaesthetics and agricultural fertilizers and provide important services such as gas storage. They also make a big contribution to the local and national economy. As part of their manufacturing processes, the industries release substances to air, land and water. Emissions are discharged into the air, waste is put into landfill sites and effluent goes into the sewer system or watercourses. The job of the Environment Agency at Avonmouth is to regulate industry to ensure this pollution is prevented or minimised so that the environment is protected and enhanced. The local authorities covering the area - Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council - also have a role in regulating industry. This guide looks at: the individual processes carried out by 10 major operators in the Avonmouth area; how the processes are regulated and what the operators are doing to improve their environmental performance; the benefits of the processes and how well they have performed for the environment; the operators' plans for dealing with any emergencies that may arise. At the end of the guide are details of how you can find out more about the Environment Agency and our work at Avonmouth.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1999]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: IndustryEnvironmental managementEnvironmental protectionIndustrial wastesPollution controlDisaster preparedness
Geographic Keywords: AvonmouthBristol Avon
Extent: 37
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:987
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