Seveso accident

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Seveso accident

An industrial accident that occurred in 1976 at a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy, which manufactured pesticides and herbicides, in which the town and surrounding areas were exposed to a dense vapour cloud containing tetrachlorodibenzoparadioxin (TCDD, or dioxin), a poisonous and carcinogenic by-product of an uncontrolled exothermic reaction.
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Moving forward a little in time, the Seveso disaster of 1976 was most tragic and left a never fading impression on the people that lived there and survived this catastrophe.