Case Studies in Italy of Potential additional Safety Measures for the Purpose of Land-Use Planning

  • Roberta Valentina Gagliardi
  • Giancarlo Ludovisi
Conference paper


In relation to the problems of territorial incompatibility posed by some major accident hazard installations, the Seveso II Directive invites the Member States to adopt additional technical measures in order to limit the risks for people and the environment. However, neither the Seveso II Directive nor its implementation in Italy, by the Legislative Decree 334/99, clarify in any way what measures may be effectively realized. This paper presents two case studies in which additional technical measures have been adopted or provided for the obtainment of territorial and/or environmental compatibility, by evaluating both the legal framework in which the measures are inserted and their effectiveness in terms of risk reduction.


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    Ludovisi G., Gagliardi R.V., Damiani F. Accidents involving land-use planning in the light of new law requirements in Italy, Seveso Conference on Major Industrial Hazards in Land-Use Planning, Lille 12-14 february 2002Google Scholar
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    Decree of 17 august 1999 Implementation of Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, G.U. 28.09.99Google Scholar
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    Decree of 9 may 2001 Minimum safety requirements in matter of town and land use planning in areas interested from major accident hazard establishments, G.U. 16.06.01Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Valentina Gagliardi
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Ludovisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Industrial Premises and Interaction with the EnvironmentISPESLRomeItaly

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