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Hazards to the environment are caused by a multiplicity of natural phenomena and human activities. This paper is restricted to the description of directives aimed at controlling hazards linked with the processing, storage and use of dangerous substances. In particular, the so-called Seveso Directive, for which application experience already exists, is discussed extensively. Special attention is given to critical problems such as informing the public and land use policy. Furthermore, recent directives on biotechnology hazards are described briefly, and new trends in regulations for environmental protection are discussed.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eurocourse on Environmental Impact Assessment, Ispra (IT), Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36487 ORA
Record Number: 199111599 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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