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This paper describes the background and contents of European Union legislation in the area of the prevention of major accidents in fixed industrial installations, especially the famous Seveso directive. The legal basis, aims and obligations of both the old Seveso I directive and the new Seveso II directive are explained in detail with regard to their prescriptions on accident prevention.

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Authors: WETTIG J, CEC Bruxelles (BE);PORTER S, CEC Bruxelles (BE);KIRCHSTEIGER C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (1998)
Record Number: 199810919 / Last updated on: 1998-08-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en