DEVELOPING A HAZMAT INCIDENT EVALUATION PROGRAM. STATE AND LOCAL ISSUES IN TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS: TOWARDS A NATIONAL STRATEGY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, MAY 14-16, 1990

All communities are at risk of experiencing a hazardous materials incident, whether in transportation or at a fixed facility. However, many communities are unprepared to cope with this emergency. Administrators of state agencies and local response organizations often face fierce competition for tax dollars in support of their hazardous materials emergency response programs. Historically, little statistical information has been available to support their call for additional budget dollars in the areas of personnel, training, and equipment. It is difficult to plan for an emergency when you have little understanding of the risks, the frequency of incidents, the type of chemicals generally involved, and other vital information. The Illinois Hazardous Materials Incident Evaluation Program, which was designed to address the state and local needs, and position government and industry in a more responsive and proactive mode, is discussed in this paper.

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  • Pagination: p. 94-103
  • Monograph Title: STATE AND LOCAL ISSUES IN TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS: TOWARDS A NATIONAL STRATEGY

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  • Accession Number: 00616351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM