Friday, December 2, 2011

OWS Encampments = Hazmat Sites


The other day, Los Angeles joined the ranks of cities in evicting the Occupy Wallstreet squatters.  In the wake of the eviction, the "99%" left behind tons of garbage--literally--30 tons to be exact. 

Some commentators, for both the right and left, have stated that the Occupy Wallstreet and Tea Party movements share common issues, goals, themes, etc.  While this may be true regarding some facets of the respective movement, there is one glaring difference between the two:  Tea Partiers pick up after themselves.

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  1. Hazmat
    In an effort to address responder
    concerns, the Department of
    Energy retooled its approach to
    emergency responder
    preparedness and implemented
    the more simplified and
    responder-friendly
    Transportation Emergency
    Preparedness Program (TEPP).
    TEPP is a component of the
    overall comprehensive
    emergency management system
    established by DOE Order 151.1,
    Comprehensive Emergency
    Management System. TEPP
    integrates a basic approach to
    transportation emergency
    planning and preparedness
    activities under a single program
    with the goal to ensure DOE, its
    operating contractors, and state,
    tribal, and local emergency
    responders are prepared to
    respond promptly, efficiently,
    and effectively to accidents
    involving DOE shipments of
    radioactive material. TEPP is
    designed and implemented using
    an approach to ensure that initial
    responders to a radiological
    transportation accident have the
    necessary knowledge and skills
    needed to effectively and safely
    mitigate the accident. TEPP has
    developed the Modular
    Emergency Response
    Radiological Transportation
    Training (MERRTT) program.
    MERRTT provides fundamental
    knowledge for responding to
    transportation incidents involving
    radiological material and builds
    on training in existing hazardous
    materials.

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