Seveso I

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).
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The Seveso II Directive (Directive 96/82/EC), amended by Directive 2003/105/EC, and its predecessor, Seveso I, were prompted by a major accident at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy, in 1976.
The Commission also points out that the Seveso II Directive, however ambitious and innovative it may be, was not born out of nothing: it is a follow-up to Directive 82/501/EEC (Seveso I) on the prevention of major industrial accidents, which has already been grafted onto the Member States' law books and applied by national authorities and companies alike.
Such reports have been submitted under the Seveso I Directive (82/501/EEC) with the most recent one being published on January 31, 2002.