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Record number 404664
Title Managing major chemical accidents in China: Towards effective risk information
Author(s) He, G.; Zhang, L.; Lu, Y.; Mol, A.P.J.
Source Journal of Hazardous Materials 187 (2011)1-3. - ISSN 0304-3894 - p. 171 - 181.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.01.017
Department(s) Environmental Policy
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) industrial-accidents
Abstract Chemical industries, from their very inception, have been controversial due to the high risks they impose on safety of human beings and the environment. Recent decades have witnessed increasing impacts of the accelerating expansion of chemical industries and chemical accidents have become a major contributor to environmental and health risks in China. This calls for the establishment of an effective chemical risk management system, which requires reliable, accurate and comprehensive data in the first place. However, the current chemical accident-related data system is highly fragmented and incomplete, as different responsible authorities adopt different data collection standards and procedures for different purposes. In building a more comprehensive, integrated and effective information system, this article: (i) reviews and assesses the existing data sources and data management, (ii) analyzes data on 976 recorded major hazardous chemical accidents in China over the last 40 years, and (iii) identifies the improvements required for developing integrated risk management in China
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