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Environment Agency unveils scheme to combat river pollution

A NEW scheme to help combat the environmental and financial costs of river pollution caused by light commercial vehicles spilling their loads has been unveiled by the Environment Agency. The initiative is aimed at vans carrying 'non-hazardous' substances such as milk or beer which when spilt can cause serious environmental damage to rivers and streams.

The voluntary scheme would cover any vehicle carrying low hazard substances - liquid dairy products, vegetable oils and dressings, vinegar, sauces, sugars and syrups - and the placard would display the name of the substance, an emergency action code and specialist advice section. Successful labelling means the emergency services would be able to deal with the spillage more effectively and more efficiently.

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