2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 2. Dodds Intl. Symp. / Energy Production

Editors:Kongoli F, Buhl A, Turna T, Mauntz M, Williams W, Rubinstein J, Fuhr PL, Morales-Rodriguez M
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:306 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-63-8
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    A New Paradigm for Environmental Safety Management of Chemical Industry in Korea : Offsite Risk Assessment

    Kyoshik Park1;
    1MYONGJI UNIV., Yongin-si, Korea (Republic of [South] Korea);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 182
    Topic: 17

    Abstract:

    Korea experienced a massive chemical dispersion disaster on September 27, 2012, which occurred at the Gumi National Industrial complex in the southern city of Korea. About 8 tons of hydrogen fluoride gas leaked as the valve of tank lorry was opened due to an operatorí»s mistake, resulting in 5 casualties and about 3,600 medical treatment, causing 17.7 billion KRW of damage to enterprises, and spoiling the crops on 323.8ha of land. The accident had triggered new chemical management policy in Korea; The Revised Chemicals Control Act introduced Korea Risk Management Plan (K-RMP) and Off-site Risk Assessment (ORA) to improve safety management system for habitat and environment. Any company which manufactures, uses, or stores hazardous chemicals should submit ORA report to a governmental agency, while K-RMP only applies to the Precautionary Chemicals of Accidents (PCAs). The purpose of the ORA is to estimate the risk level of each chemical facility effect to habitat and environment. It implies gathering and analyzing information related to facility, toxicity, population, and preliminary hazard assessment is an essential process. Consequence analysis and likelihood estimation results are also needed to assess the risk. K-RMP is similar to that of the U.S., while K-RMP reinforces the emergency response planning.

    Keywords:

    Engineering; Environment; Gas; Industry; Technology;

    Cite this article as:

    Park K. (2017). A New Paradigm for Environmental Safety Management of Chemical Industry in Korea : Offsite Risk Assessment. In Kongoli F, Buhl A, Turna T, Mauntz M, Williams W, Rubinstein J, Fuhr PL, Morales-Rodriguez M (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 2. Dodds Intl. Symp. / Energy Production (pp. 107-108). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach