Bund Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance
The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations 2001 requires that secondary containment (bunds) must have the integrity and capacity to contain a spill or leak should one occur. PPG 2 outlines that such bunds must be sound (reinforced concrete) and they must be protected with an impenetrable lining. Bunds often become damaged and lose their effectiveness over time due to the effects of ageing or damage to the bund. The result could be a contamination of the land and environment.