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EEC directives and European Countries' legislations classify Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) as hazardous substances. A systematic approach towards the management of widely used electrical equipment containing these chemical substances is discussed in this paper. A computer-based information system is developed, using advanced Knowledge Engineering techniques. This decision support system deals with prevention and emergency response in case of an accident involving PCB containing electrical apparatus. Special attention is given to the Accident Response module of the system, and its operation by the system's potential users, which are regional and central authorities and major industries using PCB containing equipment.

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Authors: AVOURIS N M, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);VAN LIEDEKERKE M, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);ARGENTESI F, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);FACCHETTI S, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: XV ANIMP International Congress on Industrial Hazards, Firenze (IT), Nov.3-5, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34418 ORA
Record Number: 198910247 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en