Risk Of Hazardous Materials Release Following An Earthquake

Date
1990
Authors
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Anderson, Richard
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Publisher
Disaster Research Center
Abstract
Description
It is generally thought that a major earthquake in an industrialized, densely populated area of the U.S. could lead to the release of hazardous chemicals. Since a large post-earthquake release has the potential for posing a life-safety threat to community residents, causing environmental damage and creating other hazards and emergencies, damage and creating other hazards and emergencies, such as fires and explosions, attention to this problem is warranted.
Keywords
Hazardous Materials , Earthquake
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