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Pollution

Environmental testingPollution is defined as 'releases to air, land or water which may be harmful to human health'. The term ' Pollution' also includes pollution caused by noise, heat, vibrations or light.

Air pollution from transport, industry and domestic properties can cause breathing problems, damage buildings and destroy natural habitats. Major pollutants are sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon oxides, methane and ozone.  The Council is committed to maintaining good air quality and undertakes routine monitoring of air.

The Council also has powers to reduce noise levels in response to complaints.  Please use the electronic form below to report an incident of Pollution.

More detailed information on pollution issues is available from the following topics in this section:

Environmental Guidance for Businesses

For NetRegs guidance on environmental topics and guidance for chemical manufacturers, paper and cardboard manufacturers and metal production and processing businesses go to the business websites for:

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ