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How and where could the spill response actions be improved?

Discussion Board Question In May 2008 a train derailment in Lafayette LA caused the evacuation of about 3000 people after 10000 gallons of hydrochloric acid were spilled from a tank car. The evacuees (including 161 nursing home residents) began to return to their homes two days later. How do you feel about the level of emergency spill response that communities businesses and the government are providing to our citizens at the current time? Is it adequate? Is enough information being provided to our citizens? How and where could the spill response actions be improved? Should they be improved? Please remember that many of you will become EH&S professionals working the private sector someday and you will most likely be called to give the interview at the time of the incident. Bottom of Form