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Network of chemical emergency sirens will be activated in five locations in Bizkaia in June

Mairenis Gomez

June 10, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Five towns in Bizkaia will carry out drills to familiarize the population with chemical emergency alerts

In the next weeks, five towns in Bizkaia They will carry out chemical emergency drill exercises. These exercises, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Security Department of the Basque Government and the Basque Association of Chemical Companies, aim to familiarize the population with the alerts against possible accidents with toxic leaks in the chemical industries.

An alarm system will be activated to protect the population against possible toxic leaks

These drills will include the activation of an alarm system, which will emit two types of audible signals throughout the risk area. One signal will indicate the start of the toxic cloud alert, while the other will announce its end. The main protection measure during the start of the alert will be confinement in a closed place, a crucial action to guarantee the safety of the population.

The specific dates and locations of the drills are as follows:

  • June 14: Hernani, at the Hernani Electrochemical plant, at 10:00.
  • June 17: Muskiz, in Petronor, at 10:00; Santurtzi, in the Port of Bilbao and Weylchem ​​Bilbao, at 11:00; Punta Lucero, in TEPSA and Acideka, at 11:30.
  • June 18: Lantarón, in Dekitra and General Química, at 11:00.

The importance of drills and industrial safety in Bizkaia

Carrying out these drills is essential to guarantee the preparation and safety of the population in the event of a real emergency. The towns involved, Hernani, Muskiz, Abanto-Zierbena, Santurtzi and Lantaron, have chemical industries that, although essential for the local economy, They present potential risks that must be managed appropriately.

The Security Department of the Basque Government has emphasized the need for these exercises, not only to test the effectiveness of the alarm system. But also to educate citizens about the actions to take in the event of an emergency. This type of preparation can make a difference in reducing harm and protecting human lives in critical situations.

An alarm system will be activated to protect the population against possible toxic leaks

The collaboration between chemical companies and local authorities guarantees safety in Bizkaia

Collaboration between chemical companies and local authorities is essential for the success of these drills. Participating companies, such as Electrochemical Hernani, Petronor, Weylchem ​​Bilbao, TEPSA, Acideka, Dekitra and General Química, have shown a strong commitment to safety and social responsibility.. Ensuring that your operations are not only productive, but also safe for the community.

In short, these chemical emergency drills are a vital tool for the preparation and protection of the population of Bizkaia.. Activating the alarm system and containment measures are crucial steps to ensure that everyone is prepared and knows how to react in the event of a real emergency. With continued collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, it can be ensured that Bizkaia is well protected and prepared for any eventuality.

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