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Wypadki chemiczne a bezpieczeństwo ekologiczne
Chemical accidents vs. ecological security

Author(s): Joanna Antczak
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture, Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: ecological security; chemical accidents; disaster

Summary/Abstract: A dynamic and wide-spread civilization progress of the contemporary world is on the one hand a source of welfare and development of human beings, but on the other hand it may result in different threats, including the ones linked to the environment pollution. The environment pollution may be of a specific character connected to the presence of chemical, biological or radioactive substance, having a negative impact on people, animals or nature. The aim of the article is to present the interdependence between chemical accidents and the ecological security. At the outset, an ecological security has been defined. A chemical disaster has been described as a consequence of chemical accidents in qualifying the ecological security. Secondly, chemical accidents which took place in the XXth and XXIst centuries and their consequences have been illustrated. Chemical accidents, pointed out in the article, resulted in downgrading and devastating the natural environment. The chemical disasters influenced a different approach in defining the ecological security. Not only the liquidation of chemical disasters’ results should be taken into consideration as it has been emphasized in the previous definitions, but also actions aiming at preventing the threats should be included when defining the ecological security. A literature analysis has been adopted as the main research method in this article.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 436
  • Page Range: 21-29
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish