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One of the requirements of the European Union's Council Directive 82/501/EEC (Seveso Directive) is that the Member States notify all major accidents involving dangerous substances which occurred in their respective countries to the European Commission. For this purpose, an industrial accident notification scheme has been set up, the major accident reporting system (MARS), in which all major accidents are centrally stored. In this paper, MARS data are analysed with regard to the communalities between the content of information to the public as required in Annex VII of the Directive and the information actually released. From that, conclusions can be drawn concerning both the completeness of information supply to the public and the effectiveness of the registration scheme used.

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Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ACHEMA 97, Frankfurt (DE), June 9-11, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper DE 40373 ORA
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