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Introduction

  • Alastair Hay
Chapter
Part of the Disaster Research in Practice book series (DRP)

Abstract

On 10 July 1976 a chemical reactor near the Italian town of Seveso overheated, discharging its contents over the town and its environs. The chemical cocktail vented from the reactor contained, among other things, an extremely toxic chemical 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, more simply known as dioxin. When eventually it became known that the substance had contaminated some hundreds of acres of residential property and farmland, there were fears for the health of local residents.

Keywords

Residential Property Toxic Waste Dioxin Exposure Love Canal Town Planner 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Hay
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical PathologyThe University of LeedsLeedsEngland

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