Seveso I

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Seveso I

A directive designed to oversee chemical manufacturers in the EU, which was adopted in 1982. The Seveso directive I was amended twice, once in 1987 and again in 1988, to broaden its scope to include the storage of dangerous substances (in response to severe accidents at the Union Carbide factory at Bhopal, India, in 1984, where a leak of methyl isocyanate caused more than 2500 deaths, and at the Sandoz warehouse in Basel, Switzerland, in 1986, where fire-fighting water contaminated with mercury, organophosphate pesticides and other chemicals caused massive pollution of the Rhine and death of half a million fish).