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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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A Water Security Handbook: Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents [PDF]
Abstract: This handbook describes how to recognize international water contamination threats and incidents, what actions a utility should take in the event of a threat or incident, possible roles of the water utility with the larger Incident Command framework, and how the National Incident Management System is organized. It also describes the utility's actions and decisions during site characterization, laboratory analysis, public health repsonse, remediation and recovery. (PDF Format; Length: 72 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Water Advocacy: Security
Abstract: This portion of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies web site includes information on security issues for water and wastewater systems. Includes relevant news items, a list of links, information on AMSA?s Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT) software, and information on training sessions related to the VSAT software. Copyright 2003, Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies.
Source: Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA)
Environmental Security: A Homeland Issue, Part 1
Abstract: Written by Mike Flory, this article is the first part of a two-part article addressing critical environmental issues as they relate to homeland security. Specifically, this article deals with the U.S. EPA strategies pertaining to protection of critical infrastructure and communication of information. Check with your local library for availability of this publication and/or interlibrary loan options. Check the magazine?s web site, http://www.eponline.com/, for subscription information and online availability of articles.
Source: Environmental Protection, Vol. 14, No. 3; Pages 34-36, 60
Enviroterrorism: A Long-range View
Abstract: Written by Joseph F. Guida, JD, this article provides an overview of issues confronting the U.S. in the areas of environmental protection and environmental regulation in the effort to prevent or mitigate future terrorist events. Check with your local library for availability of this publication and/or interlibrary loan options. Check the magazine?s web site, http://www.eponline.com/, for subscription information and online availability of articles.
Source: Environmental Protection, Vol. 14, No. 8
GLRPPR Environmental Security Sector Resource
Abstract: This Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Sector Resource provides a compilation of annotated regional and national resources focused on pollution prevention as it relates to environmental security. Also provides a list of regional contacts for further information.
Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies
Abstract: Written by Marcia Greenblatt, Ph.D., Jack Donohue, and Ken Wagner, Ph.D., this article discusses how recent security legislation affects public water suppliers, watershed protection efforts and the bottled water industry.
Source: ENSR International
LEPCs and Deliberate Releases: Addressing Terrorist Activities in the Local Emergency Plan [PDF]
Abstract: This factsheet discusses how Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) can incorporate counter-terrorism measures into their plans. Suggestions are provided for modifying current activities to include deliberate releases of chemical and biological agents. (Length: 6 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
On the Alert
Abstract: Written by Robert Ferguson, this article discusses the use of biosensors as early warning systems to detect chemical contaminants in drinking water. Check with your local library for availability of this publication and/or interlibrary loan options. Check the magazine?s web site, http://www.eponline.com/, for subscription information and online availability of articles.
Source: Environmental Protection, Vol. 14, No. 5, pages 43-46
Preventing Toxic Terrorism: How Some Chemical Facilities Are Removing Danger to American Communities
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security and numerous security experts have warned that terrorists could turn hazardous chemical facilities into improvised weapons of mass destruction. Some of these facilities have replaced acutely hazardous chemicals with safer, readily available alternatives?making themselves less appealing terrorist targets, while also removing the ever-present danger of a serious accident. At these facilities, no failure in safety or security can send a catastrophic gas cloud into a nearby community. The Center for American Progress, with assistance from the National Association of State PIRGs and National Environmental Trust, conducted a survey to identify such facilities and spotlight successful practices that have removed unnecessary chemical dangers from our communities. This survey (which covered facilities that no longer report using extremely hazardous substances under the federal Risk Management Planning program) found that facilities across the country, representing a range of industries, have switched to safer alternatives from a variety of hazardous chem