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Details are given of the Seveso Directive, officially known as the EEC Directive on the Major Accident Hazards of Certain Industrial Activities. This Directive specifies the minimal requirements for regulation of the hazards connected with process and storage facilities involving dangerous substances within the EEC. It has been amended twice in order to cover certain storage installations and to emphasise the need to inform the public. Information and communications were improved under the auspices of the CCA (Committee of Competent Authorities) and the CDCIR (Community Documentation Centre on Industrial Risk) at Ispra where the MARS (Major Accident Reporting System) databank collects, classifies and disseminates information. New guidelines and codes of practice are being developed to synchronise EEC safety procedures in the field of hazardous substances.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Accidentes Mayores-Principios de Control y Evaluacion, Madrid (ES), May 23-24, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35430 ORA
Record Number: 199011753 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en