|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||10 Sep 2006 06:53:10 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Umatilla Chemical Depot (OR) emergency preparedness|
Duct Tape & Procedures|
Living on Earth National Public Radio Week of September 8, 2006
Umatilla County in Oregon houses one of seven chemical weaponry stockpiles in the U.S. The county was prepared for large-scale disaster long before 9/11 raised the rest of the nation's emergency awareness. Living on Earth talks with Cheryl Seigal of Umatilla County Emergency Management to find out what steps Umatilla takes to be ready for the unexpected.
GELLERMAN: While many areas in the U.S. are trying to devise emergency preparedness plans, Umatilla County in Oregon has been ready to respond to disasters for decades. That's because the county, which is larger than the state of Delaware, houses the Army's Umatilla Chemical Depot, one of seven facilities across the country where chemical weapons slated for destruction are stored. Cheryl Seigal is the public information officer for Umatilla County Emergency Management. In the past year, she's responded to emergencies such as local bomb threats, wildfires, jet crashes, and dust storms. She joins me on the line.
For the entire story and audio links, see http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=06-P13-00036&segmentID=3
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