Archives for Human induced / Technological accident

Report on the Technical Support Mission following the fire at an electrical station storing PCB equipment in Paraguay

Report on the Technical Support Mission following the fire at an electrical station storing PCB equipment in Paraguay

The report presents the results of an expert mission of the United Nations in response to a fire that took place on …


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Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

New Safety Requirements for Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency has been just published.

This publication is jointly sponsored by 13 international organizations, which is the highest number …


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Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters

Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters

The Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters (REA) provide a means to define and prioritize potential environmental impacts in disaster situations.

The Guidelines is composed of five main parts and ten supporting …


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Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new publication, the product of a cooperation between ISWA and UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (Chemicals Branch) (UNEP DTIE).

ISWA, together …


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Guidelines for good practice on the storage of chemicals

Guidelines for good practice on the storage of chemicals

The ISSA (International Social Security Association) has published Guidelines for good practice on the storage of chemicals.

The Secretariat for the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in the Chemical …

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Technical Support to Assessment of River Contamination in the La Pasion River, Guatemala, July 2015

Technical Support to Assessment of River Contamination in the La Pasion River, Guatemala, July 2015

This Summary Mission Report provides main findings and recommendations of the UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit experts in the aftermath of the contamination of river La …


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Integration of Environmental Emergencies in Preparedness and Contingency Planning

Integration of Environmental Emergencies in Preparedness and Contingency Planning

A report prepared for OCHA and UNEP upon request of the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE)

In response to the growing need for improved preparedness for environmental emergency response, including …


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Environment Marker

Environment Marker

Environment Marker is a tool which gives possibility to ensure that any negative impact on the local environment of a humanitarian project is reduced as much as possible.

Through simple coding using the letters A, B and C, …

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Awareness and Preparedness for emergencies at local level

Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL)

The 2nd edition of the APELL handbook was launched on 19 August 2015. The launching took place during the first APELL train-the-trainer for the Asia Pacific region, in Bangkok, Thailand.

The …


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