This Technical Report provides information for the development of specifications and procedures aimed at
limiting adverse environmental impacts caused by fire-water run-off (see References  to ). The information
is applicable to commercial facilities, such as warehouses, chemical storage facilities, refineries, process plants
which handle and/or store products with a potential pollution potency, and vehicles for the transport of such
substances. It is only applicable to land-based operations (i.e. not oil tankers or off-shore oil drilling platforms),
and to wildland fires.
As such, this Technical Report provides a summary of current potential approaches for controlling and
eliminating adverse environmental impacts caused by fire-fighting water run-off. It offers relevant information for
the design and sizing of water basins to limit the dispersion of contaminated water into the environment at large
(see References  to ). This Technical Report is divided into three main parts: a description of the hazards
of fire run-off, environmental damage limitation and details concerning the possible design of water basins.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2012-05
Edition : 1Number of pages : 24
Technical Committee:Fire threat to people and environment
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