Seveso


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Seveso

(sɛˈveɪsəʊ)
n
(Placename) 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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It is a classified installation seveso high threshold.
He referred to the EU's Seveso Directive on major industrial accidents involving dangerous chemicals.
Seveso, Italy (1976): An explosion of a chemical reactor in the chemical plant of Givaudan company.
In a note sent to prefects on Tuesday, Cazeneuve asked for high vigilance "in the coming days" in industrial plants, mainly those listed Seveso which contained dangerous chemical products.
The target provides laboratory services for determining material properties and reaction parameters, as well as consulting services focused on thermal process safety, explosion prevention and safety concerns related to the Seveso Directive.
Prueba de ello es la creacion del Risk Management Program de la Agencia de Proteccion Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA) y la Directiva Seveso de la Union Europea, programas que fueron desarrollados despues de presentarse graves accidentes, bien conocidos por la opinion publica: Seveso, Italia, 1976; Bhopal, India, 1984; Chernobyl, Ucrania, 1986; Toulouse, Francia, 2001; y Fukushima Daiichi, Japon, 2011.
On 28 March, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the member states (Coreper) backed the agreement reached by the Council and the European Parliament within the framework of the interinstitutional three-way talks on a planned review of the EU directive on the prevention and control of major industrial accidents involving dangerous substances (called SEVESO II(1)).
In 1996, the Seveso Women's Health Study (SWHS) was initiated to evaluate the reproductive health of the female population residing around Seveso, Italy, at the time of a chemical explosion in 1976, which exposed residents to high levels of TCDD.
I simply could not believe what I was reading: dioxin's health effects on residents in Seveso, Italy--a country with a 90% Roman Catholic population--were so severe that local doctors advised pregnant women to consider having abortions; children playing in the Love Canal neighborhood threw toxic "fire rocks" that exploded when they hit other objects; when asked about the gas released in Bhopal, India, Union Carbide officials claimed it was not toxic and only an irritant, despite thousands of dead animals and people throughout the city.
For the future, then, he considers setting requirements for offshore oil drilling similar to those for chemical companies laid down by the Seveso Directive(1).
1976 A cloud of toxic weed killer covered Seveso in northern Italy, following a leak from a chemical factory.
An explosion at a chemical factory near Seveso, Italy, in 1976 exposed factory workers and local residents to the pollutant dioxin, presenting an opportunity to track how exposure at different ages affects sperm quality.