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Environmental risk

Defra recognises the need to manage our activities in a way that minimises the risks of environmental damage, while at the same time ensuring economic growth and social progress.

Government Decontamination Service

GDS logoThe Government Decontamination Service boosts the UK's capacity to resist and recover from deliberate and accidental releases of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials, and from major accidental releases of hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

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Page last modified: 11 March 2009
Page published: 5 March 2004

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