Dutch fireworks safety law passed

The Netherlands council of ministers has finalised new legislation governing the use of fireworks by professionals and consumers. The new rules specify maximum quantities of fireworks and minimum safety distances for storage sites and sales outlets to reduce explosion risks. They were proposed early this year following a massive and deadly explosion at Enschede which killed over 20 people (EED 26/02/01). Entry into force is expected in December, an environment ministry spokesperson told ENDS Europe DAILY. See Dutch environment ministry.

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