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July 6, 2010

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Free information – Transport operators disclose spill-prevention challenges

More than half of transport, logistics and distribution operators have suffered a major environmentally-hazardous spill, according to new research.

Commissioned by the Environment Agency and the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the report examines the steps that the industry is taking to prevent spills on sites and in haulage operations, as well as the challenges it comes up against.

In a new step for the Environment Agency, the report contains transcripts of roundtable debates between the regulator and industry professionals. The debates gave professionals the chance to quiz the Agency on how it intends to support the industry and avoid punitive fines.

Teresa Brown, the Agency’s technical advisor pollution prevention, said: “Many of the activities carried out by the road-transport industry have the potential to cause pollution, but good planning and a small investment of time and money can save you in the long run.”

The report, Spill Prevention for Transport, Logistics and Distribution Industries, was written in collaboration with industry stakeholders, including TDG, Wincanton, BP, UCP, Greggs Plc, and United Biscuits.

To download a free copy of the report, go to:

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