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Risk communication, public participation and the Seveso II directive.

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Risk communication, public participation and the Seveso II directive. / Walker, Gordon P.; Simmons, Peter; Irwin, Alan; Wynne, Brian E.

In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 65, No. 1-2, 01.03.1999, p. 179-190.

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Walker, GP, Simmons, P, Irwin, A & Wynne, BE 1999, 'Risk communication, public participation and the Seveso II directive.', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 65, no. 1-2, pp. 179-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3894(98)00262-3

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Walker, Gordon P. ; Simmons, Peter ; Irwin, Alan ; Wynne, Brian E. / Risk communication, public participation and the Seveso II directive. In: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 1999 ; Vol. 65, No. 1-2. pp. 179-190.

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