Saturday 24th August 2019
Hydrogeological Consultancy
Groundwater Protection & Leachate Management

Accidents and Spills Risk Assessments

Occasionally, in support of planning or permit applications, Nick has been required to assess the risks to groundwater and the wider water environment from accidents or spills.  Examples include rupture of unbunded storage tanks, spills associated with road tankers filling storage tanks, and pipeline bursts.  In each case, an assessment has been made of where to and how much liquid would be released and then the interaction of substances (e.g. acids, metals, hydrocarbons) in the liquid with made ground or natural strata beneath and downgradient of the point of release.