Accident Prevention & Control

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Accidental pollution events are dangerous form of water contamination by hazardous substances. Industrial facilities, mining areas and contaminated sites that store, process or produce such substances in substantial amounts pose hazard (potential risk) to water. To avoid pollution accidents appropriate prevention measures have to be in place.

Preventing accidental pollution at industrial and mining facilities by implementing and maintaining adequate safety measures has cruicial importance. The ICPDR complies and regularly updates inventories on accident risk spots and provides recommendations on improving the safety conditions of hazardous installations.

In case a pollution accident occurs the control measures have to be initiated as soon as possible. To enable a rapid accident control, the Danube Accident Emergency Warning System has been established providing timely information about pollution accidents.