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Document ID (ISN)107169
CIS number 07-1154
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cozzani V., Bandini R., Basta C., Christou M.D.
Title Application of land-use planning criteria for the control of major accident hazards: A case-study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.136, No.2, p.170-180. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Land-use planning (LUP) with respect to major accident hazards is one of the more important requirements of Directive 96/82/EC (see CIS 97-1079). Different approaches were developed by the Member States of the European Union in order to implement this aspect of the Directive. This study consists of a comparison of these approaches developed for LUP with respect to major accidents hazards. An Italian industrial area was selected to perform a case study. The different LUP criteria were used both to evaluate the present state of the area and the effect of several proposed hazard reduction actions. Critical steps in the application of the different LUP criteria are identified, and the different priorities of hazard reduction actions resulting from risk-based and consequence-based approaches are highlighted.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; safety planning; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) case study; European Union; exposure evaluation; comparative study; geographical variables; description of technique; neighbourhood populations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly; Netherlands
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Major hazards
Risk evaluation