The Resource Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies

Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies

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Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies
Title
Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies
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eng
Summary
Millions of people live and work near eight Army storage facilities containing nearly 30,000 tons of chemical agents and are at risk of exposure from a chemical accident at these facilities. Such an accident could affect people in 10 different states. The Army plans to destroy its entire chemical weapons stockpile by 2007 and is taking measures to protect the public before and during the demilitarization process. In 1988, the Army established the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program to assist the 10 states with communities near the eight storage facilities obtain the additional necessary equipment and training they need to be fully prepared to protect the public, the facilities workforces, and the environment in the unlikely event of a chemical stockpile accident. The Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency share the federal governments responsibility for the programs funding and execution. On the basis of varying needs for critical items (such as warning sirens, protective equipment, and response plans) required by the states, the Army and the agency agree that when these items are in place, the states and communities are fully prepared to respond to a chemical emergency. The program established a self-imposed goal of reaching full preparedness by 1998. In 1999, the Army estimated that the program would cost about $1.2 billion through 2010
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Chemical ordnance
  • United states government
  • Emergencies
  • Communities
  • Exposure(general)
  • Army facilities
  • Chemical agents
  • Demilitarization
  • Army planning
  • Stockpiles
  • Accidents
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Label
Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies
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Report to Congressional Requesters
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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70 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227968526
  • (OCoLC)ocn227968526
Label
Chemical Weapons: FEMA and Army Must Be Proactive in Preparing States for Emergencies
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Requesters
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
70 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227968526
  • (OCoLC)ocn227968526

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