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Lessons to be Learnt from Past Incidents Suggestions from Environmental Organizations

  • Gerard Peet
Conference paper

Abstract

The past has been witness to many incidents involving (potential) chemical spills. Many of these could have been prevented, others happened in spite of a large number of measures which had already been taken to prevent such incidents. Environmental organizations have always stressed the importance of preventing spills and emergencies. One of the lessons that has to be learned from the past is, however, that prevention has to include measures with a view to being able to combat those spills and emergencies which will inevitably happen in spite of preventive measures. As an observer at the International Maritime Organization the environmental organization Friends of the Earth International has made several suggestions for such measures of secondary prevention.

Keywords

Secondary Prevention Emergency Management Environmental Organization Hazardous Substance Salvage Operation 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard Peet
    • 1
  1. 1.Stichting S.E.A.DelftThe Netherlands

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