Case study background

HSEES collected a broad array of incidents and was not specifically tailored to collect data on chemical emergencies during hurricanes or other natural disasters. Therefore, the case study section reviews the literature on three incidents of chemical emergencies during hurricanes for issues that were broader than the typical HSEES data to elucidate lessons learned. These case studies were chosen to bring up issues that HSEES does not focus data collection on, including vulnerable populations, petroleum emergency clean-up, and chemical waste disposal issues. These were three very prominent cases that arose from the 2005 hurricane season.

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