September 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: EPA provides snapshot of risk management

In June 1999, an EPA regulation - called the Risk Management Program (RMP) - prompted 15,000 U.S. facilities that use hazardous chemicals to submit reports describing their potential risk to surroundi..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In June 1999, an EPA regulation - called the Risk Management Program (RMP) - prompted 15,000 U.S. facilities that use hazardous chemicals to submit reports describing their potential risk to surrounding communities. One of the most valuable pieces of data in the reports is the history of actual chemical accidents that occurred at these facilities in the past five years. Preliminary data from the RMP histories indicate that, over five years, there were: 1,900 serious accidents among the 15,000 facilities 33 deaths and 8,300 injuries 221,000 evacuations or sheltering of individuals. Higher accident rates were at facilities with ammonia refrigeration units (35.4%), water utilities (22

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