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The aim of this study was to gather information from literature or databases on accidents with environmental consequences, in order to produce a clearer definition of environmental hazard, to be used with the Directive 82/501 and its fundamental revision. Accidents from transport, storage and processing of hazardous chemicals are covered for the period 1975 to 1990. An accident reporting form is developed. Only 56 accidents with described ecological consequences have been registered. The majority involve transportation and storage of oil, followed by pesticides and other chemicals. These accidents are then compared with those involving consequences to human beings. Recommendations are given, particularly for preventive actions.

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Authors: LINDGAARD-JORGENSEN P, Water Quality Institute - Research Centre, Horsholm (DK);BENDER K, Water Quality Institute - Research Centre, Horsholm (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14002 EN (1992) 86 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3535-X
Record Number: 199210438 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en