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Pollution response

Responding to pollution incidents of any contaminant.

We can respond to a range of emergency pollution events including silt deposits, powder incidents, and liquid food spills.   

We work with manufacturers, local authorities, and the emergency services to minimise business disruption and environmental impact.

Our expert emergency responders can respond to any substance spilled inland or in marine environments. A pollution is the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects. Some substances may seem innocuous but can be widely damaging. Examples of these include:

  • Silt deposits
  • Dry products
  • Food stuffs

Features and outputs

  • Emergency response to a range of pollutants from silt deposits, powder incidents, and liquid food.
  • 24/7-365 environmental incident and emergency response.
  • We bring relevant experts in the volume required as we know every incident is unique.
  • We have emergency service trained incident responders to take control of any situation.

Added value

Response Plus

Access to prioritised response and preferential rates and discounts with our Response Plus contract.


UK and Ireland Spill Association best inland and marine responders 2022.


We respond to over 10,000 environmental spills every year.


We’re used to working with the emergency services as we have been trained by them and use their language.


International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) accredited spill response contractor.

We employ a range of techniques to deal with any contaminant.

Silt deposits

This is a significant and often underestimated source of water pollution, commonly caused by run off from construction sites into water courses.

Silt particles become suspended in the water where they can clog the gills of fish, smother fish eggs and impact how much light can penetrate the water. The silt may also be contaminated with hazardous chemicals.

We use measures such as filtration systems, over pumping systems, and silt curtains to minimise the movement of the silt before removing it for appropriate disposal.

Dry products

Powdered products such as cement dust, flour or sugar can be a danger to the environment and public safety.

They can become flammable when exposed to air, cause respiratory problems, affect visibility, and damage vegetation.  

Our in-house chemists analyse the particulates and manage safe clean up.

Liquid food

When foods such as milk, beer or fruit juice get into watercourses, they are broken down by natural bacteria present in the water. This process can result in severe oxygen depletion, which can quickly kill aquatic life.

Our oxygenation service uses hydrogen peroxide dosing or physical aeration to help increase oxygen levels in the water allowing the contamination to dilute.

Keep your business compliant and protect the environment while reducing the risk of operational downtime

Find out how Adler & Allan reduce your risk and support you on your journey to Net-Zero through the management and maintenance of assets.

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