Research and analysis

The environmental impact of industrial accidents: COMAH guidance

Provides a discussion on aspects of COMAH environmental risk assessment to inform Environment Agency officers responsible for assessing safety reports.

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The Environmental Impact of Industrial Accidents - COMAH Guidance - Technical Summary

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COMAH requires operators to demonstrate that they have taken all necessary measures to prevent or mitigate the impact of major accidents to the environment (MATTE). Operators must provide environmental risk assessments as part of their COMAH safety reports. This is a new duty for operators as previous CIMAH reports only required health and safety risk assessments. The Environment Agency is responsible for assessing these environmental risk assessments and this is a new duty for the Agency.

Published 1 January 2002