Scenario 2: Chemical Spill
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Scenario 2: Anhydrous Ammonia Chemical Spill

This scenario uses a real event that took place in Minot, ND to illustrate a chemical spill.

After you complete this lesson, you will be able to apply principles of environmental health to this type of emergency situation. These include:

  • Assessing the damage and extent of the incident.
  • Determining the nature of the pollutant.
  • Taking into consideration the agent-host-environment factors.
  • Functioning under the incident command system.
  • Working with other agencies and outside contractors.
  • Addressing environmental concerns.
  • Paying attention to communication issues.

This scenario will take about 20 minutes to complete.