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Chemical Accident Information Portal



CAPRI collects and aggregates publicly available data and information about specific worldwide chemical disasters occurring mainly in the second half of the 20th century and beyond. These events reach across a spectrum of industries, from fixed chemical installation, through transport to pipelines and offshore.


Worldwide disasters
Historic events
Online resources
Media Database


The site is intended to include the following:

  • A Worldwide disasters section that provides a list of high impact chemical accidents from the 20th and 21st centuries that have been found in open sources online. The intention is to give interested stakeholders and scholars as complete a picture as possible of the distribution of chemical disasters distributed across time, geographic areas and industry sectors. 
  • The Historical Events collection containing extensive information and official investigation reports on chemical disasters that have influenced past developments in chemical process safety management and policy and/or public opinion and awareness of chemical accident risk.
  • The Online Resources section is a central access point to publicly available resources on chemical accidents. This includes HIAD (the Hydrogen Incident and Accidents Database) and links to accident databases, such as eNATECH, ARIA, and ZEMA. Analyses results generated from JRC-MAHB studies on lessons learned, hazardous substances or specific thematic areas, are also accommodated in this section.
  • The Media Database provides an interactive representation of the GMI-CHEM database, a collection of serious chemical accidents compiled and updated by JRC-MAHB. The database accommodates accidents from worldwide risk management publications and other resources since 2018. More recent years will be added as they are quality checked and analysed.

You will notice that some sections are more complete than others because CAPRI is a work-in-progress. CAPRI is a dynamic website that will continue to evolve as information on old and new chemical disasters emerges. In this sense, it will never be “finished” and we welcome tips on finding information on disaster that can be added to this resource. Please be patient, however, in waiting for your suggestions to be uploaded, as like everyone, we have resource constraints.

JRC-MAHB is especially interested in your feedback as a CAPRI’s user or potential new user. If you would like more information about how to contribute, please contact JRC-MAHB at this email [].  CAPRI is committed to providing data and informational resources to its external users/applications openly. Please note that uploading or updating data requires the user to be provided with a proper login. 


The JRC welcomes you to join the CAPRI community on this journey and contribute to its ongoing success!

Although JRC-MAHB uses reasonable efforts and judgemental criteria to include up-to-date knowledge on CAPRI, the user should complement this with her/his own data-gathering, research and analysis. JRC-MAHB does not, and cannot, assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, reliability, timeliness, or otherwise of any data and information that is given on CAPRI or with respect to the results that may be obtained using the information or observance of any recommendations provided in CAPRI. Furthermore, contents at links outside the European Commission website are neither created nor endorsed by JRC-MAHB. For additional information on the use of CAPRI’s content, please refer to the disclaimer statements in the Legal Note section.

By accessing, browsing, and using the CAPRI site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described in our disclaimers. If you do not agree to these site terms or any subsequent modification, do not access, browse or otherwise use the CAPRI site. Please contact JRC-MAHB if you have any questions concerning the information on CAPRI site.