This monthly update is produced in an effort to keep hazardous materials program personnel up to date in the areas of exercises, training, and planning. If you have a contribution or wish other items posted in this "Update", please contact Mike Hammond at FEMA Region X headquarters at (425) 487 4775 or email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This update is for the period of 6-1-99 to 9-1-99.
Quotes of the Month
"I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted." (Lawrence Summers, chief economist of the World Bank, explaining why we should export toxic wastes to Third World countries.)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Mark Twain)
Web Page Highlight (Your Additions are Welcome)
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
www.ed.gov/free FREE provides teachers with quick access to rich educational resources on a wide range of topics. FREE is another example of the Federal Government's commitment to help teachers and students make the most of technology in their classrooms." Vice President Gore
The Right-To-Know Network
www.ombwatch.org/rtk.net. The Right-To-Know Network Provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestments by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected.
Anyone else have a good or interesting Web Site?
SERC (State Emergency Response Commission)& LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) MEETINGS
Washington 9-23-99, Spokane, in conjunction with WA State Emergency Managers, Assoc. Meeting.
Oregon July 30, 1999, Salem, Quarterly LEPC meeting
IdahoAs Needed, Contact Bill Bishop for more information. (208) 334 3263
Alaska7-20-99, Anchorage, LEPC workshop
7-21-99, Anchorage, SERC Meeting
10-19-99, Anchorage, LEPC workshop
10-20-99, Anchorage, SERC meeting
Training and Exercises
Contact the Provider or Mike Hammond for more information. Course dates and times may change, be sure to check before the class.
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Does anyone out there have a publication that they feel could be of value to the rest of us in the HazMat field? If so, let me know and I will be happy to include it in this section.
Thoughts. Notes and Ideas From Here & There
- I received no feedback on last month's article on the old CDV radiation instruments, so I am assuming you all must have agreed with what was written.
- EPA ha...