Seveso


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Seveso

a town in N Italy, near Milan: evacuated in 1976 after contamination by a poisonous cloud of dioxin gas released from a factory
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Over the next two years in the European Community framework occurred three additional serious chemical accidents: Beek (Netherlands, 1975), Manfredonia (Italy, 1976) and Seveso (Italy, 1976).
Besides the reinforcement and updating of certain security measures, the new directive, SEVESO III', will give European citizens direct access, via the internet, to information on plants of this type situated close to their homes.
1) Council Directive 96/82/EC is named after the environmental disaster at a small chemical manufacturing plant in Seveso, North of Milan.
Apres Bhopal et Seveso, apres le DDT et l'agent orange, apres la guerre chimique et les nombreuses marees noires, pourquoi les jeunes choisiraient-ils une carriere qui est vue par le public comme destructive de l'environnement?
The first, the Control of Major-Accident Hazards, will broaden the Seveso II directive taking into account recent major accidents within the EU since Seveso II was introduced, as well as the results of studies on carcinogens and substances dangerous for the environment.
He explained that COMAH, the Control of Major Accident Hazards was the UK's way of imposing the European Seveso 2 Directive.
The lawyer representing 10,000 residents of Seveso, a town north of Milan, says his clients will seek compensation for emotional trauma caused by a chemical leak at the Icmesa plant in 1976.
Kieron Meroni, 26, knocked a 16-year-old boy off his scooter in Seveso, north of Milan, and dragged him along the road for three kilometres.
The high-risk designation, officially named "Seveso, " was put in place after a 1976 chemical disaster in the Italian village of Seveso, where a pharmaceutical factory malfunctioned, producing a toxic cloud containing dioxin.
In the UK `major accident hazard' sites are covered by separate legislative and procedural arrangements from explosives storage (although there is some element of overlap), including provisions within the European Union Seveso II or COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazard) Directive.
From 2012 onwards, this will be mandatory in line with SEVESO II, the European legislation that aims to improve the safety of sites containing large quantities of potentially dangerous substances.
people living near seveso threshold high sites should benefit from support facilitating the implementation of the regulations defined by the pprt.