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Major accident

Any event, an emission like release or dumped, fire or an important explosion, that is a consequence of a non-controlled process during any operation which supposes a serious risk, immediate or deferred, to people, property or environment, and can be inside or outside of the operation and in which can be implied one or more dangerous substances.


  • RD 1254/1999. 87/216/CEE and 88/610/CEE.

An occurrence such as a major emission, fire, or explosion resulting from uncontrolled developments in the course of the operation of any establishment and leading to serious danger to human health and/or the environment, immediate or delayed, inside or outside the establishment, and involving one or more dangerous substances.


  • Council Directive on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso II Directive), Off. J. of the Eur. Comm., L10/13, 1997.

See also Seveso Directive


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