Pollution from military bases

Other Names:
Leaking military fuel depots
Contaminated military bases

A UK survey of military bases in the UK, the Falkland Islands and Germany, discovered that many storage facilities for highly toxic solvents, de-icing fluids, and petroleum products were dangerously outdated. As well as isolated spillage, there were many cases where continuous leakage was occurring. Airfields were particularly contaminated. Some contamination showed cancer-causing chemicals (such as trichoroethane) up to 10 times the WHO limit and there was concern about contamination reaching water supplies.

Soil pollution
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
08.08.2019 – 17:24 CEST