Emergency Response

Industrial Emergency Response data: This section contains information on spills, transport of hazardous waste and risk management plans for chemical stored on site.

ERNS

The Emergency Response Notification system tracks toxic chemical spills.

https://www.rtknet.org/db/erns

U.S. EPA Office of Emergency Management: Companies are required to report chemical spills promptly. If a significant spill occurs at a facility the EPA may require a more thorough investigation and report.

EPA publishes reports on major catastrophes [https://www2.epa.gov/emergency-response#arip]

EPA maintains a list of settlements agreements to clean up waste sites[https://cfpub.epa.gov/enforcement/cases/index.cfm]

Risk Management Plans: Facilities using certain chemicals must report risk management plans (RMPs) to prevent and respond to chemical accidents in the United States. Each facility's Plan must include:

  • A worst-case chemical release and more-likely "alternative release" scenario,
  • Information about chemical accidents that have occurred in the last five years,
  • An accident prevention program,
  • An emergency response plan,
  • Identifying information about the facility, including its location, address and contact information, and
  • An Executive Summary that summarizes the Plan and allows the company reporting the data to characterize the information in the RMP.

EPA site for RMP information [https://www2.epa.gov/rmp/forms/contact-us-about-risk-management-plan-rule]

Right to Know Network has a historical database of companies filing RMPs.[https://www.rtknet.org/db/rmp]

TOXMAP:[ https://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/]

Environmental Health Maps provides searchable, interactive maps of EPA TRI and Superfund data, plus US Census and NCI health data.

Chemical Safety Board: The CSB has a team of experts who investigate chemical accidents and issue reports. This site contains reports from specific investigations as well as policy recommendations.[ https://www.csb.gov/]

CSB has a list of DVDs available documenting industrial disasters. [https://www.csb.gov/videos/safety-video-titles-and-descriptions]

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