Civil Emergencies – Oil Pollution
Nearly the entire intertidal zone of the
Northumberland coast is included in Sites of Special Scientific
Interests (SSSIs) or other environmental protection
Maritime Pollution has been identified as a
potential hazard in the Northumberland Area, and the level of risk
of an Oil Pollution incident ranges from “High” to “Low” in terms
of the likelihood of occurrence and the impact on four main
categories (environment, health, social and economic) see “Risks”
in the Community Risk Register (CRR).
The aim and objectives of the County Council’s
Coastal and River Oil Pollution Contingency Plan are to enable the
County Council, and its partners, to protect these special areas
and to deal speedily, efficiently and economically with the
nuisance of pollution, and oil pollution in particular, from any
source and to minimise the effects of oil pollution, both short and
The Plan details basic procedures and measures
which would be used to mitigate the effects of pollution, including
dispersal, containment and disposal of oil.
Coastal and River Oil Pollution Contingency Plan.
You can find the National Oil Pollution
Contingency Plan by following the link below