Safety Alert 011 – Storage Tank Failure

This safety alert is shared in order to promote learning and improve safety. You should seek appropriate guidance regarding the relevance, accuracy, and completeness of this alert to your circumstances prior to implementation.

On the 4th of April 2016, a leak was reported coming from the secondary containment wall of a HighDensity Polyethylene (HDPE) storage tank containing Sodium Hypochlorite into its surrounding bunded delivery area. No Sodium Hypochlorite leaked from its final containment into the surrounding environment, however if this had been the case it could have presented an environmental hazard.