Title: Past Natech Events
Authors: KRAUSMANN ElisabethCRUZ Ana Maria
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC98260
ISBN: 9780128038079
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98260
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803807-9.00002-4
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Numerous past Natech accidents are testimony to the dangers that can arise when the natural and technological worlds collide. Past experience also teaches that Natech accidents can in principle be triggered by any kind of natural hazard and that it does not necessarily require a major natural event, such as a strong earthquake or a hurricane, to provoke the release of hazardous materials (hazmats). In fact, Natech accidents were often caused by rain, lightning or freeze, to name a few. This chapter provides selected examples of past Natech events to show the wide variety of natural hazard triggers but also the multitude of hazardous target infrastructures.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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