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Improvement on Response System by Analysis of Domestic Chemical Accidents

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2018, 14(7), pp.31-42
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2018.14.7.31
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : April 27, 2018
  • Accepted : July 23, 2018
  • Published : July 31, 2018

Sang Jae Lee 1 Joong Don Park 1 Gyeong Seok Seo 1 Park Woo Sang 2 Young Hwan Kim 3 Kim Sam Su 2 Chang-Hyun Shin 1

1화학물질안전원
2FITI Testing & Research Institute
3FITI시험연구원

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated the response manual to cope with chemical accidents and analyzed its applicability to domestic accidents in Korea. It is found that the response system has been property established to address large-scale chemical accidents as a national disaster, while the response manual has been difficult to be adopted to handle small-scale accidents. This study analyzed the cases of domestic chemical accidents which were inadequately responded by type. The findings include that fire accidents involving metallic materials with high water reactivity have been expanded due to improper spray of water to extinguish fire at the early stage of response. Spills or leaks often have failed to secure golden time due to delays in initial reporting, resulting in ineffective early response and expanded damages to residents and the environment. This study suggested that the accident response organizations in Korea should respond to chemical accidents at an early stage with accurate information and build up an effective response system for each stage of accident by prompt sharing of information.

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