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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 and this can rarely be completely prevented. However, if a construction site is located near to noise sensitive properties, it is likely to cause disturbance unless 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 asbestos or its type purely by its appearance, and laboratory examination is required to be certain. All asbestos is potentially dangerous but amosite and crocidolite are known to present the higher risk. Pollution Control - Contaminated Land Image icon - Skull representing danger or hazard During the 20th century, industries disappeared or relocated, the consumer society enlarged, heating methods changed and the volume of rubbish going to landfill increased. The combined result is a nationwide 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 Don't Be A Nuisance, Register Your Burglar Alarm Image icon - Information Burglar alarm nuisance - owners could face bills - 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 which control smoke emissions and the height of chimneys and those relating to the content and composition of motor fuels.
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