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Abstract

The growing interests and concern among the public on the risks associated with the fabrication, transport and storage of the potentially hazardous chemical products is at the origin of many studies on the accidental releases of toxic or flammable denser-than-air gas into the atmosphere. Releases from chemical plants can be classified according to the time-length of the emission. The content of this paper is however limited to the instantaneous releases, as they are more strictly related to the occurrence of an accident. The impact on the environment and on the human being of an accidental release depends on the characteristics of the release itself as well as on the atmospheric conditions. The purpose of this report is to describe heavy gas dispersion models in which the most important areas of uncertainty are identified both in the source term and in the climatology.

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Authors: GRAZIANI G JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEVESO DIRECTIVE, ATHENS (GREECE), SEPT. 30-OCT. 2, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33664 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126054200 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en