Industrial accidents involving release of chemicals into the environment: Ecotoxicology

Andrew A. Meharg

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Major industrial accidents pose a serious threat to surrounding habitats. Each accident is unique in terms of pollutants released, pollutant concentrations and pollutant dispersal. The habitats receiving the pollutant(s) are also unique. These factors mean that assessing the environmental and ecological impact of any given pollution event will be complex. Case histories of the biological impact of chemicals released from industrial accidents are reviewed to determine how to assess ecotoxicity of pollutants involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1041-1050
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994


  • industrial chemical accidents
  • ecotoxicology
  • pollutant distribution
  • bioavailability
  • Rhine River
  • TCDD distribution
  • fractal model
  • Seveso Milan
  • contamination
  • fire
  • insecticides
  • combustion
  • pollution
  • territory


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