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Waste Disposal: Worksop

Question for Home Office

UIN 597, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the potential cost to the fire service in the event of a major fire at the waste site at Sandy Lane, Worksop.

Answered on

27 June 2017

It is the responsibility of individual fire and rescue authorities to assess and plan for potential risks at sites in their local area, as part of the process of the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) for their area. The scale and costs of meeting these needs is therefore a matter for the local fire and rescue service.

The Chief Fire Officers Association have worked closely with Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH), and Environment Agency, to provide industry advice on minimising fire risk.

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