Report an environmental health incident
- a serious accident at a place of work (for example, fatality, explosion, chemical release, fire)
- an outbreak of an infectious disease
- a large-scale, noisy event such as a rave (if the police have told you to inform us)
- a major pollution incident (for example, oil spill)
Make sure you provide as much information as possible, including the exact location of the incident, contact name, number and address.
A substance is considered hazardous if it is harmful to humans or the environment.
Contact us if pollution enters:
- a water system
- drains, ditches or rivers (also contact Environment Agency)
- private land and is likely to affect the occupier’s health
- farming land (also contact the landowner and DEFRA)
Visit GOV.UK for more information on reporting different kinds of environmental incidents.