5-22-12: Your Neighborhood, Your Chemical Hazards

May 22, 2012 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Photo: myfirefighternation.com

When a warehouse containing hazardous chemicals caught fire in Canton this past April, it put the spotlight on the ability of first responders to access information about hazardous materials. The Baltimore Sun‘s Scott Dance reported that the computer system in place made it difficult for the fire department’s first responding unit to get information about the “8,000 gallons of corrosive chemicals” that were in the warehouse.

Today, Sheilah asks Maryland Department of the Environment emergency services chief Alan Williams what you need to know about the chemicals in your neighborhood.

Curious what chemical hazards are in your neighborhood? Get in touch with your Local Emergency Planning Committee. Or check out the EPA’s “Chemicals in Your Community” report.


Entry filed under: Environment, On Air.

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