The top 3 risks in Thurrock are:
1) Industrial Incidents
2) Transport Incidents
3) Tidal Flooding
There are extensive mitigatory measures in place to reduce the risks above, for example, industrial sites are required to have comprehensive and robust emergency plans and there are also a number of flood defence schemes within Thurrock.
For more information on Emergency Planning in Thurrock check out their website.
In February 2012 Tilbury Power Station (originally designed as a coal burning Power Station and later converted to a Biomass Station) caught light. The Station held 4,000 tones of Biomass wood pellets. The north block of the site was affected by the fire which required support from More than 120 fire-fighters, 15 fire engines, three aerial ladder platforms and a mass foam attack unit. The fire did not involve any toxic chemicals however residents in the local area were advised to go indoors, stay indoors and listen to local radio and television stations for more information on the incident. Although it was a large and challenging fire, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were able to bring it under control and there was no real threat of harm to local residents.