How the EPA help in disasters

Reduce or avoid risks to health and the environment due to natural disasters – at home, community or school, or your business.

EPA has considerable expertise on the potential health impacts for any type of natural disaster. EPA may collect samples or monitor conditions in or near disaster areas. Toxicologists and other specialists may be needed to evaluate environmental conditions and potential effects on populations

EPA responds to oil spills, chemical, biological, radiological releases, and large-scale national emergencies. EPA also provides additional response assistance when state and local first responder capabilities have been exhausted or when additional support is requested.

Region 6 – AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX

U.S. EPA – Region 6
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
(214) 665-6444
(800) 887-6063 (in Region 6 only)

http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa

 

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