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  • Title Risk Associated with Hazardous Substances in the Wellington Region : Scoping Study Report
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    Date published 1 August 2001
    GWRC Publication No WRC/RP-T-01/22
    Abstract As part of a strategy that aims at achieving an acceptable level of risk from
    hazards in the Region, the Wellington Regional Council commissioned a
    series of studies into risks associated with hazardous substances,
    particularly risks posed by natural hazards.

    During 1998-2000 petroleum products were investigated. This study
    completes the series by examining other (non-petroleum) chemicals or
    hazardous substances.

    This study covers all hazardous substances covered by the Hazardous
    Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, except for petroleum
    substances, pesticides and biological substances.

    The objectives of the study were to:
    a) Identify the nature and distribution of hazardous substances stored in
    the Wellington Region;
    b) Assess the vulnerability of these storage facilities to natural hazards;
    c) Consider the hazard associated with the transportation of hazardous
    substances; and
    d) Estimate the consequential risk to the community and the environment.

    Maps showing the environments, hazards and risks have been compiled
    using a Geographical Information System and are presented in this report.

    This report includes tables, figures, appendices, bibliography and GIS
    maps. 35 pp. Opus International Consultants were commissioned by the
    Regional Council to undertake this scoping study.
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