New Welsh oil storage rules

The Welsh government is consulting on regulations for oil storage to bolster its pollution safeguards

The Welsh government is introducing new rules on oil storage to fill in a regulatory gap that has left it behind the rest of the UK in curbing pollution incidents.

The  regulations, set out in a consultation that closes on  24 September, set minimum standards for oil storage facilities.1

Central to the new requirements will be secondary containers that minimise the risk of pollution from leaking tanks. These are normally a bund or a drip tray that collects oil leaking from storage containers.

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