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Acute environmental incident management

An environmental incident is any event (usually acute) where public exposure(s) to chemical, other environmental hazards, actually or potentially causes adverse health impacts. Incidents may be small-scale and short-lived, or complex and protracted over days, weeks or even months. Incident examples include chemical/radiation releases, or extreme weather events such as flooding.

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To address some of the operational aspects of incident management-related decontamination issues and to support our partner agencies we have developed Chemical Decontamination Guidance for Health Boards in consultation with Welsh Government and health boards.