DEC's DUKES of Hazard

Shea, Shannon Brescher
August 2008
New York State Conservationist;Aug2008, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p8
The article focuses on the Spill Response Team of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in New York. The Response Team coordinates with local emergency personnel in order to take on multiple roles including as environmental emergency responders, remediators and investigators. It mentions the action taken by the team to protect the public from the threats posed by the Oneida trail derailment. The possible risks involved in chemical spills include chemical burns, fire or explosion and groundwater contamination.


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