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Inland Waterways: Pollution

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2007, Official Report, column 1380W, on Inland Waterways: pollution, what records, other than those relating to consented discharges, the Environment Agency keeps of the potential sources of pollution. (154078)

The Environment Agency holds a range of information on potential sources of pollution. These include the Pollution Inventory which covers information from approximately 2,000 industrial sites on chemical releases, including those to controlled waters.

Operator Pollutant Risk Appraisal information is used to assess the environmental risk of Environment Agency regulated sites. The Compliance Classification scheme shows the sites which have failed to comply with permit conditions.