Major Accidents to the Environment. A Practical Guide to the by Ivan Vince

By Ivan Vince

Content material:

, Pages vii-viii, Gev Eduljee

, Pages ix-x, Ivan Vince
Author biographies

, Page xi
1 - Technical aspects

, Pages 3-41, Ivan Vince, Bob Sargent, Niall Ramsden, Tony Moore
2 - felony aspects

, Pages 43-83, Daniel Lawrence, Caryl Walter
3 - coverage aspects

, Pages 85-108, Valerie Fogleman
Appendix 1 - The COMAH laws 1999, amended 2005 (extracts)

, Pages 111-118
Appendix 2 - components harmful for the surroundings (in the context of Seveso II/COMAH)

, Pages 119-150
Appendix three - significant danger incidents with environmental effects MHIDAS files, 1987–2007

, Pages 151-167
Appendix four - assistance at the interpretation of MATTE for the needs of the COMAH Regulations

, Pages 169-182
Appendix five - Environmental results of chemical injuries document of OECD detailed consultation (extracts)

, Pages 183-190
Appendix 6 - Environmental probability review in help of COMAH and pay per click, paper reproduced from risks XVIII

, Pages 191-208
Appendix 7 - neighborhood stock of MATTE possibility spots, Tisa catchment region (ICPDR file extracts)

, Pages 209-230
Appendix eight - classes discovered from a few contemporary MATTEs, paper reproduced from dangers XVI

, Pages 231-244
Appendix nine - MATTE case stories ecu setting organisation document (extracts)

, Pages 245-258
Appendix 10 - MATTE dangers from water reactive fabrics. Paper reproduced from risks XVIII

, Pages 259-273
Appendix eleven - Emergency reaction plan for full-surface tank fires

, Pages 275-278
Appendix 12 - handling fireplace, water and significant spillages—PPG18

, Pages 279-290
Appendix thirteen - consequences for conviction lower than HSWA (including COMAH)

, Pages 291-293
Appendix 14 - consequences for conviction below the surroundings safety Act, 1990, the surroundings Act, 1995 and the Water assets Act, 1991

, Pages 295-298

, Pages 299-302

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Uk. HSC (1976) Advisory Committee on Major Hazards, First Report. HSE (1993) The fire at Allied Colloids Limited. A report of the HSE’s investigation into the fire at Allied Colloids Ltd, Low Moor, Bradford on 21 July 1992, ISBN 0-71-760-707-0. HSE (1998) Chemical warehousing – the storage of packaged dangerous substances HS(G)71; The storage of flammable liquids in tanks HS(G)176; The storage of flammable liquids in containers HS(G)51. HSE (1999) Emergency Planning for Major Accidents: Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999.

The principal official guidance document relating specifically to emergency planning for COMAH sites (HSE, 1999) provides checklists and other detailed information for both the on-site and off-site plans. The Civil Contingencies Act The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and supporting regulations introduced two new bodies that have a role in planning for major accidents: 1 Local Resilience Forums. Based on police force areas in England and Wales, they are effectively planning teams, having no role to play in the response phase.

Further details of the impact appear in Appendix 9. The reasons for the dam failure are still in dispute, but it is clear that there was no effective emergency plan to deal with the release of material from the dam. The response was piecemeal and uncoordinated, relying on local farmers and staff from the Doñana National Park to build makeshift dams to stem the flow of the tailings along the Entremuros. These were replaced five days later by more permanent structures, which caused the flooding of large areas of farmland within the Park.

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