Major Accidents To The Environment

Major Accidents To The Environment

by Ivan Vince
ISBN-10:
0750683899
ISBN-13:
9780750683890
Pub. Date:
12/01/2007
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
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Overview

Major Accidents To The Environment

  • If our plant catches fire, when should it be allowed to burn down to prevent pollution?
  • When does enforcement turn into prosecution, following an environmental accident?
  • Will our environmental insurance cover the costs of remediation?

This book provides a thorough and practical guide to the environmental aspects of compliance with the Seveso II Directive and COMAH regulations and surrounding issues.

It guides readers through the technical, legal and insurance related complexities unique to the environmental aspects of Seveso II/COMAH. Individual chapters and sections written by relevant experts explain the implications of the Directive/Regulations and other laws that relate to major accident hazards. Valuable case studies underpin and illuminate the arguments presented.

The comprehensive appendices contain a wealth of further case studies as well as focused supporting information on environmental design, assessment and management of major hazard installations, for safety, prevention and environmental professionals, risk assessors, insurers, managers and their legal advisors.

Dr Ivan Vince is Director of ASK Consultants and co-founder of one of the first industrial risk consultancies in Eastern Europe. He has investigated several environmental accidents.

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• This is the only guide to working with and implementing the Seveso II-Directive and COMAH regulations
• Written by leading risk management, scientific, legal, and engineering experts, this book provides all of the key elements an organization must manage in order to comply
• Accompanied by a comprehensive data handbook that enables managers and health & safety professionals to assess and apply the approaches required in the Directives

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750683890
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 0.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

Table of Contents

Practical Aspects; Legal Aspects of Major Accidents to the Environment; Insurance for Major Accidents to the Environment; The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999; Substances dangerous for the environment; Major Hazard Incident Data Acquisition Service (MHIDAS); Guidance on the interpretation of MATTEs for the purposes of the COMAH Regulations; Report of the Special Session on Environmental Consequences of Chemical Accidents, Paris, France, 20 November 2000; Environmental risk assessment in support of COMAH and PPC; Regional inventory of potential accidental risk spots; Lessons learned from major accidents 1999–2000; Mapping the impacts of recent natural disasters and technological accidents in Europe; Water reactive materials – incorporation into safety and environmental risk assessments; Emergency response plan for full-surface tank fires; Managing firewater and major spillages; Penalties for conviction under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) and relevant statutory provisions (including COMAH); Penalties for Conviction under key provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Environment Act 1995 and the Water Resources Act 1991

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