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Countermeasures to Airborne Hazardous Chemicals : Pollution Technology Review, - J.M. Holmes

Countermeasures to Airborne Hazardous Chemicals

Pollution Technology Review,

Hardcover Published: June 1990
ISBN: 9780815512325
Number Of Pages: 343

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"From the Introduction: "
Recent major incidents involving the release of hazardous chemicals have heightened the awareness of both the public and the private sectors that effective strategies must be developed to prevent and to deal with emergencies. A number of federal, state, and local government agencies share portions of the responsibility for various aspects of the problem. With the very considerable overlap, as well as holes in the coverage, a study of this picture has been performed to review the entire collage of activities and to recommend appropriate roles for FEMA and other agencies.
While the entire area of hazardous materials may require such a treatment, the most chronic needs for a strong direction are cases where an airborne hazard is involved. The materials might be in any form, but the means by which the threat overtakes people is such that little warning is possible and immediate means of protection are very limited. There are, in fact, many parallels to be drawn between airborne spread of hazardous chemicals and the airborne dispersion from a nuclear incident. Since these parallels exist and since the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has taken a leading role in preparedness for nuclear problems, it is natural that the experience and planning for hazardous materials, particularly airborne ones, should fall in that agency. However, the nature of the disasters which are possible and the short periods during which they occur make it absolutely mandatory that the responsibility for dealing with the problems in local entities must lie with the local authorities. . . .

The Nature of the Threat v Task 1
Existing Responsibilities and Instructional Options-Task II
Technical Options for Countermeasures-Task III
Overview of Recent Chemical
Emergencies Relative Accident
Frequencies and Severity Current Responsibilities
Federal and State Statutes for Hazardous Materials
Federal Agency Responsibilities and Programs State of Tennessee
Local/Regional Responsibilities v Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee
Industrial and Private Initiatives Survey of Responsibility
Gap Survey of Technical Options
Characterization of Emergency Releases
Technical Basis For Needed Countermeasures
Evaluation of Available Resources
New Technical Approaches
Methodology For Ranking of Chemical Hazards
Proposed Hazardous Materials Rating System
Summary and Conclusions for Technical Options
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ISBN: 9780815512325
ISBN-10: 0815512325
Series: Pollution Technology Review,
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 343
Published: June 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.63