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Petroleum Storage Depot (PSD)

Monitoring the Petroleum Storage Depot in Padworth

The Petroleum Storage Depot (PSD) in Padworth is considered a "Top Tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards)" site.

This means that, because the site has a certain level of chemicals being stored or used, a specific plan needs to be written in the event of a major accident.  This is in order to comply with legal requirements.

The plan is held by West Berkshire Council's Emergency Planning Team, and contains information on responding, controlling and recovering from an incident at this site.

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