Demonstrator for assessing the vulnerability of chemical installations against intentional acts

Anna-Mari Heikkilä (Editor), Jean-Pierre Nordvik (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The main objective of this paper is to illustrate methods to evaluate the vulnerability of chemical installations to intentional acts like terrorism causing catastrophic industrial accidents, and to give the main terms of reference for their implementation. This research has taken place in the context of the institutional project called COMPASS. The paper is an approved milestone with the main objective to evaluate the need for a new analytical approach in the field of the risk and vulnerability analysis related to the threats that could exceed the design base of chemical installations. The possible new approach will help policymakers and decision makers evaluate the most relevant risk scenarios at the European level and the related implications for societies. This paper studies the current situation in Europe related to the vulnerability of chemical installations to intentional acts, actions taken to prevent them, and to identify needs for development and further research. The study looks for answers to the following questions based on the existing research results and comparing them to the situation in the EU-25.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLuxembourg
    PublisherEuropean Commission EC
    Number of pages27
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesJRC Scientific and Technical Reports
    NumberEUR 22204 EN
    ISSN1018-5593

    Keywords

    • vulnerability of chemical installations
    • intentional acts

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