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One of the requirements of the European Union's Council Directive on the Control of Major-Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances is that the Competent Authorities in the Member States notify major accidents involving dangerous substances which occurred in their respective countries to the European Commission. For this purpose, the Commission has set up an industrial accident notification scheme, the Major Accident Reporting System (MARS), operated and maintained by the Major Accident Hazards Bureau of the Commission's Joint Research Centre. In the light of the new Seveso Directive, the functioning of major accident reporting in the European Union is discussed.

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Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Lessons Learnt from Accidents, Linz (AT), October 16-17, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40841 ORA
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