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This paper discusses the communication of risks associated with the transport of hazardous chemicals to and from industrial sites. The discussion is based on a comparison with the Seveso Directive, which regulates the evaluation of risk, the implementation of safety measures and the information that must be provided to persons likely to be affected by a major accident, in the context of on-site industrial production and storage involving dangerous substances. Particular difficulty arises in the case of transportation because of the multiplicity and diversity of actors involved, and the broad population base including both residents and travellers. An important step will be the identification of those on whom to place the responsibility for reporting transport activity, and the selection or creation of the appropriate authority to receive, collate and act upon those reports.

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Authors: DE MARCHI B, JRC Ispra (IT);HAASTRUP P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Industrial & Environmental Crisis Quarterly, Vol. 8 (1994) No. 3, pp. 205-226
Record Number: 199411435 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en