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Emergency Preparedness and Response -- Hazardous Materials

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View Resource A Real-Time Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System

This paper describes a new 3-D multi-scale atmospheric dispersion modeling system and its ongoing evaluation. This system is being developed for both real-time operational applications and...

https://narac.llnl.gov/uploads/Nasstrom_ARealTime_135120_gai...
View Resource Advancement of a Real-Time Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System

This paper describes new capabilities which are being incorporated into the Department of Energy's operational National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) at Lawrence Livermore National...

https://narac.llnl.gov/uploads/Sugiyama2002_AMSAirPollution_...
View Resource Biological and Chemical Weapons

The Federation of American Scientists Biological and Chemical Weapons Control Project covers all aspects of chemical and biological weapons and their control, but concentrates on researching and...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/index.html
View Resource Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Tetrachloroethylene Toxicity

Tetrachloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent for dry cleaning and metal degreasing. Like most chlorinated solvents, tetrachloroethylene can cause central nervous system depression. Chronic...

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/pce/pcecover_page.html
View Resource Chemical Weapons Delivery

Perhaps the most important factor in the effectiveness of chemical weapons is the efficiency of dissemination. A variety of technologies can be used to weaponize toxic chemical agents. Munitions...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/chemweapons/delivery.htm...
View Resource Chemical Weapons Production and Storage

There are thousands of toxic chemicals that could be used in chemical weapons. Depending on the type of agent to be produced, there can be technical hurdles that must be overcome. "Classic" agents...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/chemweapons/production.h...
View Resource Cleanup Process

The Superfund cleanup process begins with site discovery or notification to EPA of possible releases of hazardous substances. Sites are discovered by various parties, including citizens, State...

http://www.epa.gov/superfund/cleanup/index.htm
View Resource Cyanide Fact Sheet

Cyanide at its deadliest, is a colorless gas with a bitter almond odor detectable by certain people. It has been developed as the volatile hydrogen cyanide and the more stable cyanogen chloride as...

http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/bio/factsheets/cyanidefactsh...
View Resource Disaster Engineering

Urban search-and-rescue (US&R) involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. Structural collapse is most often the cause of...

http://www.disasterengineer.org/
View Resource Effective Disaster Warnings - Report by the Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

This report describes and recommends ways to improve alert systems in order to reduce loss of lives, property, and economic activity caused by natural and man-made disasters.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25972/
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