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    Sundarbans Oil Spill Assessment

    superuser02 Mar 2015Ratings:

    The report from a Joint United Nations/Government of Bangladesh Sundarbans oil spill assessment mission is now published and accessible. On 9 December 2014, an oil tanker accident in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh led to the release of approximately 350,000 litres of heavy fuel oil into the river and mangrove ecosystem which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage and a Ramsar site. After the initial response and clean-up, the Government of Bangladesh requested technical assistance to support the response to and the containment of the oil spill, and to assess the potential impacts to the environment and to communities.

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    EEC Website Usage Statistics 2014

    superuser18 Feb 2015Ratings:

    This Infographic shows the usage of the EEC in the year 2014.

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    The International Environmental Emergencies Response System: A Case Study of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda), The Philippines

    superuser18 Feb 2015Ratings:

    The purpose of this paper is to review the multilateral response system for environmental emergencies, using,as a case study, the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan as conducted by UNEP and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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    Addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) Risk Management

    superuser19 Jan 2015Ratings:

    An addendum to the OECD Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response to address Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natech) Risk Management has just been published. The addendum consists of a number of amendments to the Guiding Principles and the addition of a new Chapter to provide more detailed guidance on Natech prevention, preparedness and response. This addendum has been developed as a supplement to the second edition of the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response, published in 2003. It takes into account the results of the Workshop on Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Accidents (Natechs) Risk Management held on 23-25 May 2012, in Dresden, Germany that was held under the auspices of the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents (WGCA)

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    UNDAC Team in Bangladesh to support the cleanup of oil spill

    superuser22 Dec 2014Ratings:

    Thousands of litres of oil have spilt into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, after a tanker collided with another vessel. Experts have slammed authorities for failing to organise a proper clean-up effort of the oil spill, which has now spread 350 square kilometres (135 square miles) inside the delicate mangrove forest area. Until now, the forest department was relying on villagers and fishermen to scoop up the thick tar from the water and river banks with sponges and pans.

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    Loss Prevention Bulletin, remembering Bhopal

    superuser04 Dec 2014Ratings:

    To remember the Bhopal tragedy, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has prepared a special edition of the Loss Prevention Bulletin that is freely available. Thirty years have passed since the Bhopal gas tragedy. The leakage of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from Union Carbide’s facility in Madhya Pradesh, India went down in history as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents.

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