The University has deemed air, land, and water pollution to be an environmental risk in the case of an emergency or incident.

Environmental risks are divided into chemical, biological and radioactive risks. The risk is caused by fire, explosions, technical failure and human behaviour.

In cases of fire, most of the environmental damage is caused by smoke and fire extinguishing water. Toxic particles accompany the smoke into the open air and are dispersed by the wind.

Chemical products, GMOs, radioactive substances and other ""risk materials" can , in a worst case scenario, lead to extensive damage to people and nature in case of an accident.

It is thus important to prevent emergiencies and accidents from happening.