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Land-use planning with respect to major accidents hazards is one of the new requirements of the "Seveso II Directive." At a national level, various criteria are in use, based either on 'generic distances' or on the level of consequences, or on the level of risk. At a regional and local level, however, local particularities and the presence of multiple and usually conflicting objectives, such as reduction of risk with simultaneous increase of the benefit from exploitation of lands-seem to be of great importance in decisions making. The paper focuses especially on the local level and it presents a methodological framework to take these conflicting objectives into account. Furthermore, it discusses the application of the methodology in an interesting case and it demonstrates the useful insights and the substantial aid with which local planners can be provided.

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Authors: MATTARELLI M, JRC-Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, Ispra (IT);CHRISTOU M, JRC-Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials, 78 (2000) pp.191-222
Record Number: 200013276 / Last updated on: 2001-05-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en