Disposal

The airport oversees the monitoring of wastewater discharges and other substances that could contaminate the soil.

Waste water and sewage are channelled to the municipal treatment plant, where they are treated and disposed of.

The rainfall network includes hydrocarbons separators at different points, in order to minimise the risk of soil contamination. In addition, a water sample is analysed periodically at the waste-disposal point of this network to check its composition.

To avoid accidental contamination of the soil with certain substances or hazardous waste, different points have been prepared for storing the latter through pollution-prevention measures such as holding tanks and absorption measures. Possible spillages of hydrocarbons on the apron are collected by a vacuum system which if needed can be reinforced with absorbent materials, which when saturated are treated as hazardous waste.

Fire-fighting practices with real fire are restricted to the fire-fighting practice platform, even if using trays or other elements for practising with extinguishers. This platform, which simulates the fuselage of a plane installed over floats, has a system for collecting water and hydrocarbons separately via a solar-powered pump system, meaning that both can be reused in later practice.