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Handling of water-hazardous substances: Message - Accident

The leakage of water-hazardous substances, such as acids or mineral oils, in a not insignificant quantity (from 10 l) which can leak from pipes, installations or vehicles and enter the soil, sewerage or water bodies, must be notified to the competent authority.

The competent body shall need as precise information as possible on

  • the location and time of the incident,
  • the nature and quantity of the water-hazardous substance, as well as
  • the nature of the risk feared or endangered.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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