Major Accidents to the Environment

Major Accidents to the Environment
Author: Ivan Vince
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780080556369
ISBN 13: 0080556361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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. Related titles: Introduction to Emergency Management, 2e Haddow and Bullock 978-0-7506-7961-9 Introduction to International Disaster Management, Coppola 978-0-7506-7982-4 Learning from Accidents, 3e, Kletz 978-0-7506-4883-7 * 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

Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Author: R E Hester,R M Harrison
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 184755184X
ISBN 13: 9781847551849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Risk assessment is considered by many analysts to be an objective scientific tool. It is considered to be variously influenced by broader issues which in turn have important practical implications both for risk assessors and decision makers. Risk Assessment and Risk Management examines a range of practical applications of risk assessment methods and risk management procedures in the broad context of environmental science and technology. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, the articles cover a variety of areas, with reference to subjects as diverse as BSE, the use of risk assessment in government, using computer modelling as an aid to risk assessment in the case of accidental contamination of rivers and estuaries, quantitative cancer risk assessment related to carcinogens in the environment, landfilling of household wastes, environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals, and aquatic risk assessment and management of pesticides. This book provides a detailed and wide-ranging review of the many aspects of risk assessment and risk management which have excited so much debate and controversy in recent times. It will be essential reading for all those involved in the assessment and management of risk, particularly in the context of environmental science.

Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents

Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents
Author: International Labour Office
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789221085034
ISBN 13: 9221085031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Major Hazards Onshore and Offshore

Major Hazards Onshore and Offshore
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 738
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780852952832
ISBN 13: 085295283X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Hazards Onshore and Offshore Book Review:

The report into the Piper Alpha disaster recommended that experience gained in the control of hazards onshore should be applied to improve safety standards offshore. These papers review what has been learnt so far with regard to major hazards and consider the application onshore and offshore.

Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science

Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science
Author: Naima Bradley,Henrietta Harrison,Greg Hodgson,Robie Kamanyire,Andrew Kibble,Virginia Murray
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 0191505404
ISBN 13: 9780191505409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental public health is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the direct and indirect impact of exposure to environmental hazards on the public's health and wellbeing. Assessing and addressing the risks of chemical, ionising and non-ionising radiation, and noise hazards requires a sound knowledge of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, environmental science, health risk assessment, and public health principles. Essentials of Environmental Science for Public Health provides practical guidance on the technical aspects of environmental and public health investigations. Written by leaders in the field, the authors provide practical, expert advice on a range of topics from key concepts and framework for investigation to contaminated land and waste management. Case studies are used to aid learning and understand of the topics discussed. Produced by Health Protection England, Essentials of Environmental Science for Public Health offers a comprehensive and structured approach to understanding environmental public health issues and will be essential reading for all students and professionals in environmental public health.

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants
Author: Joaquim Casal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2007-12-08
ISBN 10: 9780080554617
ISBN 13: 008055461X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants analyzes the different major accidents which can occur in process plants and during the transportation of hazardous materials. The main features of fires, explosions and toxic releases are discussed, and a set of mathematical models allowing the prediction of their effects and consequences are explained. With a practical approach, the models are applied to simple illustrative examples, as well as to more complex real cases. The use of these calculations in the frame of Quantitative Risk Analysis is also treated. Evaluation of the effects of major accidents in industrial installations covers the following topics: general introduction, source term, fire accidents, vapour cloud explosions, BLEVEs and vessel explosions, atmospheric dispersion of toxic or flammable clouds, vulnerability, and quantitative risk analysis. This book is a useful tool for engineering professionals, as well as an interesting reference for teaching at graduate and post-graduate levels. Both the essential aspects and the calculations related to the diverse accidents are discussed The prediction of effects and consequences is performed with a practical approach Recent contributions from literature have been included Subjects of increasing importance have been included: an extense analysis of BLEVEs, for example, or the atmospheric dispersion of pathogenic agents

Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident

Environmental Contamination Following a Major Nuclear Accident
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021690394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Documents in European Community Environmental Law

Documents in European Community Environmental Law
Author: Philippe Sands,Richard Tarasofsky
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 838
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780719043345
ISBN 13: 0719043344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety
Author: International Labour Office
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 4000
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789221092032
ISBN 13: 9221092038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety Book Review:

Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM: Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches Volume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safety Volume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupations Volume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Nuclear Power and the Environment

Nuclear Power and the Environment
Author: Roy M. Harrison,Ronald E. Hester
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1849731942
ISBN 13: 9781849731942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is concerned with reviewing the political and social context for nuclear power generation, the nuclear power fuel cycles and their implications for the environment.

Environment and the World of Work

Environment and the World of Work
Author: International Labour Office
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 106
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9789221071143
ISBN 13: 9221071146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quest for Environmental Regulatory Integration in the European Union

The Quest for Environmental Regulatory Integration in the European Union
Author: Eberhard Bohne
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9041120815
ISBN 13: 9789041120816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Environmental Regulatory Integration in the European Union Book Review:

It is a commonplace that pollution knows no borders, and that environmental law must allow for cross-border implementation. The European Union specifies this principle in EC directives on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), on environmental impact assessment (EIA), and on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso II). This is the first book to investigate from both empirical and normative perspectives the effectiveness of these directives at the national level. It provides by far the most extensive comparative analysis and evaluation of the industrial permitting and inspections, EIA, and major accident prevention in the EU. Offering an in-depth study of the transposition and implementation of EC environmental directives in eight EU member states (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), the author who has played a significant role in the formulation of environmental legislation and regulation at both the national (German) and EU levelsand¿provides a stable base for an assessment of the benefits and costs of the integrated approach to environmental protection. Among the factors considered are the following: key features of national constitutional, administraand¬tive, and judicial systems which provide the framework for environand¬mental regulations and their implementation in the eight countries under study; procedures and substantive requirements transposing the IPPC, EIA and Seveso II directives into national laws; and evaluation of national deficiencies and the extent of muddling through. The empirical part of Dr Bohne's analysis draws on 138 expert interviews with public and private actors, a survey of 178 public authorities, and document analyses of selected industrial permits and environmental impact statements. His comparative analysis of procedural, organizational, and substantive integration makes it possible to identify and compare national accomplishments in regulatory integration, and offers new insights into the effectiveness and limits of EC law. The study concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for European governance and better regulation after the enlargement of the EU. This thoroughly researched, rigorous, and insightful study will be of great interest and value to policymakers, regulators, business people, environmental NGOs, consultants, and lawyers, as well as to students of environmental policies and European governance.

Avoiding and Managing Environmental Damage from Major Industrial Accidents

Avoiding and Managing Environmental Damage from Major Industrial Accidents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924064189644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The State of the Environment in Asia

The State of the Environment in Asia
Author: The Japan Environmental Council
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 4431679456
ISBN 13: 9784431679455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In December 1977 we published the first in this series of NGO-oriented reports on Asia's environment, Ajia Kankyo Hakusho 1997/98. This was published in English by Springer-Verlag as The State o/the Environment in Asia 1999/2000. Although only a few years have passed since then, Asia has seen tumultuous changes in the political, economic, social, environmental, and other domains, as well as a number of prominerit trends that could be regarded as harbingers of the new century. China, for instance, could henceforth decisively affect the evolution of environmental problems not only in Asia, but across the entire globe. Yet Chinese concern for and initiatives on pollution and environmental damage have increased more quickly than could have been anticipated just a few years ago. And on Taiwan, where a Democratic Progressive Party president was elected over the long-ruling Nationalist Party, an attorney who has cooperated with our pollution surveys for a decade, Hsieh Chang-ting, became mayor of Taiwan's largest heavy and chemical industry city of Kaohsiung, where he has begun a "Green Revolution. " On the Ko rean Peninsula, which has for many years endured the division of its people, as well as political and military tensions, there are the beginnings of a new North-South dialog. These changes are all welcome to those of us who wish to see new advances in environmental cooperation throughout Asia.

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780727719898
ISBN 13: 0727719890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Assessment Book Review:

This special publication is aimed at government, planning authorities, developers, design and other consultants, and environmental groups. Its objective is to heighten awareness and encourage due consideration of environmental implications during the planning, design, construction adn operation stages of any scheme, and when considering arrangements for closure and decommissioning where relevant.

Labour Inspection Skills in the Petroleum Industry

Labour Inspection Skills in the Petroleum Industry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9789221081425
ISBN 13: 9221081427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Guide to EC Environmental Law

A Guide to EC Environmental Law
Author: Dorothy Gillies
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1317971663
ISBN 13: 9781317971665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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EC law is now a pervasive part of the legislation affecting business, government agencies, the voluntary sector and the individual citizen across the whole of the European Union. This uniquely comprehensive and accessible guide provides a simple and practical explanation of the most important aspects of EC environmental law. In straightforward terms it introduces the EC and its institutions and explains where EC environmental law and policy can be found. It discusses the main environmental laws relating to air and noise, chemicals and industrial risks, nature conservation, waste and water, and explains how these laws can be used to ensure environmental protection. The book also explains the EC's law-making procedures and discusses the stages at which lobbying can be used to influence the content of future EC environmental laws. Useful case studies and suggestions for further reading for those wishing to research a particular area are also included. This book will be an invaluable source of reference and practical guidance for lawyers, business, local government, environmental groups and all those needing to understand and use EC law in this area. Dorothy Gillies is a lawyer and lecturer in law at the University of Glasgow. She has worked in the European Parliament and in the European Commission's Directorate-General XI for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection. Originally published in 1998

The EU Environmental Liability Directive

The EU Environmental Liability Directive
Author: Lucas Bergkamp,Barbara Goldsmith
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 0191648930
ISBN 13: 9780191648939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The EU Environmental Liability Directive Book Review:

Similar to the United States (US) Natural Resource Damage (NRD) program, defined under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or "Superfund") and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the European Union's (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)imposes liability for, and requires remediation of, significant damage to natural habitats and species protected at Community and national levels, surface and ground waters covered by the Water Framework Directive, and land.The ELD was first published in 2004 and has since been transposed into the national laws of all EU Member States. However there is little guidance available to authorities and industry in interpreting and applying the ELD and meeting its prevention and restoration objectives. This volume is the first to describe the EU's ELD and to examine the emerging issues and practices in its application. While there are differences between the US and EU regimes, some of the underlying concepts, approaches and definitions embedded in NRD are also mirrored in the text of the ELD. The book includes a comparison of similarities and differences as well as synergies in practice; hence, this book will be of interest to both US and European readers. The ELD imposes liability for significant damage to natural habitats and species protected at Community and national levels, surface and ground waters covered by the Water Framework Directive, and land. Prior to the ELD's adoption many Member States had programs in place for the restoration of soil and groundwater contamination, but none had a regime for addressing harm to unowned natural resources. This volume presents a comprehensive legal commentary on the legal issues arising under the ELD, as well as an overview of administrative, technical, and legal issues and practices in applying the ELD regimes to cases of actual or threatened environmental damage. In doing so, it discusses both substantive issues and important procedural and process-related issues. Several case studies are presented to illustrate the issues and practical solutions. In addition, emerging best practices relating to practical ELD application are identified and presented. Identifying and discussing a wide range of emerging administrative, technical, and economic practice issues arising under member state legislation transposing and implementing the ELD, this book will be a valuable resource for all those whose work is affected by the ELD.

Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Single Vehicle Accident Study Technical report

Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Single Vehicle Accident Study  Technical report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556025468778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congenital Diseases and the Environment

Congenital Diseases and the Environment
Author: P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati,L. Hens,C.V. Howard
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2007-06-10
ISBN 10: 1402048319
ISBN 13: 9781402048319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congenital Diseases and the Environment Book Review:

This book explores some further concepts that have arisen from more recent perceptions of environmental effects and their possible interactions with living systems. The book is written by international experts and numerous case studies are given. Discussion and presentation of old and novel ideas is targeted at developing a more holistic and united perception of the interaction between congenital diseases and the environment.