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Funding Post-Emergency Response Research

A recent article on Newsweek (http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/30/is-research-into-the-oil-spill-s-impact-skewed.html) describes some of the problems that researchers are having with funding and physical access to begin independent studies of the oil release in the Gulf of Mexico. Any major incident requiring national level emergency response is going to require studies by academics to get a clear understanding of the ...more »

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TSA Chlorine Dispersion Modeling Study

The Transportation Security Agency is currently working on preparing a study to look at the differences between the currently accepted chlorine gas dispersion models and the actual results of two catastrophic chlorine releases from railcars. Since such models form an important description of the hazards associated with the transport of chlorine gas by railcar, they provide the basis for any planning for the emergency ...more »

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