Case study: Environmental Monitoring
Helping businesses reduce environmental, reputational and financial damage
Adler and Allan can respond to any type of spill over ground, underground, marine, fresh and ground water, from a minor oil spill to a road tanker rollovers or major industrial disaster. We can deal with spills of any pollutant including fuel/aviation fuel, oil, petroleum, diesel and kerosene, acids and a wide variety of hazardous materials and chemical spills, including sulphuric acid and mercury as well as food products such as milk or sugar.
Apart from being liable for all clean-up expenses under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, fines for pollution incidents can total hundreds of millions of pounds - depending on the level of harm and culpability, negligence and recklessness of those responsible and size of company.
The Environment Agency is more readily enforcing less serious crimes, and the number of prosecutions against company directors, who can also face custodial sentences, remains high, with 22 prosecutions against company directors in 2017/18.
It is a requirement of law that certain commercial activities are carried out in accordance with an appropriate Environmental Permit.
These permits have conditions attached to them, which must be met. If permit terms are breached, there can be automatic heavy penalties.
Companies must also remain aware of all environmental legislation that could be relevant to their activities.
As well as statutory penalties and footing the bill for clean-ups overseen by regulatory bodies, a spill could have repercussions in the civil law arena if it affects the interests of other residents and landowners.
Our expertise can help keep environmental protection costs to a minimum. Even before we arrive on-site, we will advise you over the ‘phone on immediate spill control actions to reduce impact.
We understand how your business and its wider sector works. Our expertise will ensure you meet regulatory and compliance requirements in any emergency and can show vital evidence of reducing environmental risk that will help your case, ultimately reducing penalties.
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