Release Information Program (ARIP)
ARIP involves collecting
questionnaire information from facilities that have had significant
releases of hazardous substances, developing a national accidental release
database, analyzing the collected information, and disseminating the
results of the analysis to those involved in chemical accident prevention
activities. ARIP also helps to focus industry's attention on the causes of
accidental releases and the means to prevent them. The database is
publicly available and covers incidents from 1986-1999. (.ZIP,
1,125KB) (July 2000) (about
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Air Pollution
Incident Reports (link)
Includes accidental releases as well as high-pollution events of public
concern for the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Safety Board Chemical Incidents Report Center (link)
The CSB has recently started a database
containing incidents reported to them. It currently contains reports
from 1998 onward, but there are plans to expand as time permits.
Investigation Summary Matrix (link)
For a list of
accidents that EPA's Chemical Accident Investigation Team has
investigated or is investigating.
OECD Chemical Accident Risk Assessment
The Chemical Accident Risk
Assessment Thesaurus (CARATTM) is a
database of laws, regulations, guidance standards and definitions of terms
related to the risk assessment of accidental releases of chemicals from
fixed installations. The database also contains information on the
application of risk assessment methodologies to specific examples of
potential chemical releases.
EPA CEPPO Chemical Accident Histories (link)
Contains data from 1998 and 1999, but also has additional links to U.S.
and international databases of interest. May not be active at this time.
Major Hazard Incident Data Service (MHIDAS)
by AEA Technology on behalf of the UK Health and Safety Executive, this
database is An excellent resource for querying incident
information. The service is available on CD-ROM, or online by
Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University (link)
The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center is
conducting a number of projects on "Development of Accident History
Databases", "Analyses of Accident History Databases", and
"Risk Assessment Based on Accident History Databases." One such
project involves the compilation of incidents from various sources. A
preliminary version of the Accident History Database, compiled by the
Center, is available in the MEMBERS AREA on their website. REGISTRATION
NOAA Oil Spill Case Histories Database (link)
Summaries of significant U.S. and international spills between 1967
and 1991. Click on the names of individual spills in the table on page 7
to view reports for those spills.
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