Chemicals firm gets mixed report from Agency audit

An audit of Albright & Wilson's chemical works in the West Midlands by the Environment Agency has found much to commend in its environmental management systems. But the Agency is critical of the lower priority given to environmental than to safety issues and the site's reliance on "end of pipe" safeguards against spills and surface water contamination. The audit also pointed to an intriguing combination of reasons behind under-reporting of incidents to the Agency.

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