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Pollution

Some industrial techniques have potential to cause pollution. Since 1990 many of these processes have required an authorisation permit from either the Environment Agency or Basildon Council.

Pollution Control - Noise Image icon - Information Noisy Neighbours - Noise is an inevitable part of urban living however sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you feel your neighbour is making inappropriate levels of noise. Pollution Control - Construction Sites Image icon - Information A certain amount of noise is inherent in most construction and building operations however, if a construction site is located near to noise sensitive properties then strict controls are exercised over activities. Pollution Control - Nuisances Image icon - Information Part 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires Basildon's Environmental Health service to take reasonable steps to investigate and, if appropriate, to take formal action in the event of justified complaints of statutory nuisance. Pollution Control - Asbestos Image icon - Skull representing danger or hazard There are three main types of asbestos; crocidolite, chrysotile and amosite. It is not possible to identify an asbestos type just by its appearance. Laboratory examination is required to be certain. All asbestos is potentially dangerous but amosite and crocidolite present a higher risk. Pollution Control - Contaminated Land Image icon - Skull representing danger or hazard As industries have disappeared or relocated, the consumer society grown, heating methods changed and the volume of rubbish going to landfill increased, the result is a legacy of contaminated land which in some cases may be harmful. Pollution Control - Domestic Heating Oil Spills Image icon - Information Oil is a valuable fuel, especially in rural areas, but it can be a source of pollution too. Pollution Control - Burglar Alarms Image icon - Information Alarms are used to disturb potential intruders. However, in residential areas, they can cause a great disturbance for a large number of residents Pollution Control - Don't Be A Noise Nuisance, Register Your Burglar Alarm Image icon - Information Absent residents who annoy their neighbours with noisy intruder alarms could face bills running into hundreds of pounds. Pollution Control - Air Handling Units Image icon - Information Information on the health risks associated with air conditioning systems Pollution control - Air Quality Image icon - Information Local Air Quality Monitoring - We periodically review and assess local air quality Pollution Control - Clean Air Act Approval Image icon - Information The Clean Air Act, 1993, introduced a wide range of new regulations such as: those for smoke emissions and the height of chimneys and those relating to the composition of motor fuels. Pollution Control - Sewage Pollution image icon - Signpost Spot It, Report It, Stop It! If you spot signs of sewage pollution in rivers or streams, please call Anglian Water on 03457 145 145 immediately. (Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
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