British Indian Ocean Territory: Nature Conservation:Written question - 177757

Asked by Patrick Grady
(Glasgow North)
Asked on: 10 October 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Indian Ocean Territory: Nature Conservation
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what emergency procedures are in place to protect the flora and fauna of the British Indian Ocean Territory in the event of an accident involving military aircraft or naval vessels.
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 19 October 2018

There are established procedures in place to deal with accidents involving vessels and aircraft that could impact upon the exceptional environment and wildlife of the British Indian Ocean Territory. These include emergency response plans for hazardous waste and/or oil or petrol spills. These plans are practised regularly including large scale simulated scenarios.

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