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This presentation first outlines the history of initiatives undertaken by the European Community in the area of the control and mitigation of major hazards, and then describes in detail the activities of the group recently officially named the Major Accident Hazards Bureau of the European Commission, namely:

the major accident reporting system;

the Community Documentation Centre on Industrial Risk;

seminars arranged for the national authorities;

technical working groups on specific subjects;

lessons learnt from response to chemical accidents.

The changes which the new Seveso Directive can be expected to bring in are then discussed. Initiatives in the area of Civil Protection are then briefly described and some conclusions are drawn about the nature of the European experience. experience.

Additional information

Authors: MITCHISON N, Major Accident Hazards Bureau, CCR, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: TIEMEC 96, Montréal (CA) May 28-31, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39716 ORA
Record Number: 199611121 / Last updated on: 1996-10-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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