accidental release reporting Articles

  • Applying Proper Dispersion Models for Industrial Accidental Releases

    Even though many industrial facilities have put extra efforts to prevent accidental releases of active and inactive chemicals from processes or storage, accidental releases do happen from time to time due to many reasons. Federal and state regulations require industrial facilities to evaluate and report the impacts of potential accidental releases in terms of distances to toxic endpoint ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Applying Proper Dispersion Models for Industrial Accidental Releases

    Even though many industrial facilities have put extra efforts to prevent accidental releases of active and inactive chemicals from processes or storage, accidental releases do happen from time to time due to many reasons. Federal and state regulations require industrial facilities to evaluate and report the impacts of potential accidental releases in terms of distances to toxic endpoint ...

  • Real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases: LOSTRAC software

    The LOSTRAC software is devoted to real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases. It allows one to calculate, within a few minutes from the moment when the accident is reported and localised, displacement and diffusion of atmospheric pollution. It also provides short-term evolution forecasting. It should become one of the tools for assisting the authorities in charge of safety operations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Source Characterization of Ammonia Accidental Releases for Various Storage and Process Conditions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule on June 20, 1996. Ammonia is exempted from this rule only if it is stored by farmers and not intended for resale. This chemical has significant industrial applications and may be stored or processed under a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Depending on process conditions, ammonia may be ...

  • `Applying Proper Dispersion Models for Industrial Accidental Releases,` presented at the 2004 AWMA annual conference

    Abstract Even though many industrial facilities have put extra efforts to prevent accidental releases of active and inactive chemicals from processes or storage, accidental releases do happen from time to time due to many reasons. Federal and state regulations require industrial facilities to evaluate and report the impacts of potential accidental releases in terms of distances to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Accidental Incident: Are you prepared in the event your company has a hazardous materials spill?

    Untitled Document Whenever a company stores hazardous substances and materials, there is always the potential for a spill. Taking precautions ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Fuel Oil Spill during maintenance in Ohio

    During replacement of oil furnace by an HVAC contractor in Ohio, there was an accidental release of almost 250 gallons of No. 2 heating oil in the basement. The oil seeped below the concrete surface and the smell of heating oil fumes was so strong that the home owner was advised to relocate in a hotel to prevent chemical burn of throat tissues. Environment company in charge of the cleanup removed ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Specific contents of the SAR for a nuclear desalination plant

    Although it is widely accepted that coupling a Desalination Plant (DP) to a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) does not pose any significant additional hazard, it must clearly be considered as a major modification of the design and, therefore, requires issuing an ad hoc version of the Facility Safety Analysis Report (SAR). Documentation is already available covering general safety aspects of nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Photo‐induced toxicity of Deepwater Horizon slick oil to blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) larvae

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in the accidental release of approximately 700 million L of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Photo‐induced toxicity after co‐exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 1 mechanism by which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from oil spills may exert toxicity. Blue crab are an important commercial and ecological resource in the Gulf of Mexico, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Dynamic Simulation of Volatile Compound Transient Events at WWTPS

    ABSTRACTTransient or intermittent releases of specific volatile or semi-volatile organic compounds are not managed well by existing predictive fate models such as TOXCHEM+ or Water9 because they are based on steady-state conditions. In this paper, two scenarios for treatment of transient organic compound concentrations are studied using dynamic simulation: ...

  • Application of Monte Carlo Analysis for Assessing Radiation Doses and Risks to Humans

    ABSTRACTThis BIOMASS Theme 2 report has been produced by the Remediation Working Group, which is concerned with the evaluation of the reliability of dose and risk assessment methodologies applied in support of decisions related to the cost-effectiveness of risk reduction measures within an environmental remediation programme. Scenarios have been developed concerning the site contaminated by an ...


    By Oracle

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Proposed Risk Management Program Regulations on the Way

    How Might Your Business be Impacted? Prompted by, among other incidents, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant located north of Waco, Texas on April 17, 2013, President Obama has issued Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • Petroleum Refining Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • A close look at fugitive methane emissions from natural gas

    Natural gas is booming in the United States. Production has increased by 20 percent in the last five years, fueled largely by technological advances in shale gas extraction. Other countries–including China–are now studying our ...

  • The search for water contamination can create hazards of its own

    It''s a paradox. Most of the very technologies being used today to test water for contaminants actually return more pollution to the environment than the tested water itself. Nevertheless, as we all know, water testing is crucial to our health. Modern industry has unleashed tens of thousands of chemicals into the environment. Many of these chemicals are essential, but it''s the control of them ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • Thematic Issue: Nanomaterials’ Functionality

    Nanomaterials: addressing the challenges, benefiting from the opportunities Some of the deepest challenges we will face in the coming decades derive from the opportunities offered by emerging technological advances. Many of these will improve our quality of life, and develop our economies, but all will be measured against the overarching principle that we do not make some error, and harm ...

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

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