What are the risks for Lancashire?
Lancashire has a wide variety of industrial sites that involve the use or storage of hazardous materials as part of their daily business. This creates the potential for incidents to occur such as fire, explosion, and/ or the uncontrolled release of chemicals that may harm people and/ or the environment, within Lancashire. Sites such as Heysham Power Station and Westinghouse Springfields are governed by strict nuclear regulations (REPPIR). Others are regulated under Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH), designed to prevent incidents and limit consequences to the public and environment if they do occur.
How could this affect me?
Potential impact and consequences
Industrial incidents can result in harm to people, property, animals and the environment. Utilities or other essential services may be affected, and you might be asked to evacuate an area.
What to do if there’s an industrial incident
Know your area - be aware of nearby hazardous sites where you live or work.
If you live close to a large chemical site you will be sent information advising you of the actions to take in the event in an accident, please keep this in a handy place.
Keep a stock of essential supplies - remember to check the use by dates of perishable items regularly.
Prepare an emergency pack in case you are asked to evacuate.
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