Accession Number:

ADP013462

Title:

CDC Public Health Oversight of Chemical Weapons Disposal

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The Department of Health and Human Services is mandated by Congress to protect the health and safety of the workers and surrounding communities during the transportation and disposal of chemical warfare weapons. This responsibility was delegated to the Chemical Demilitarization Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. CDC performs this mission by assessing the disposal process, evaluating the chemical agent monitoring systems, setting chemical agent exposure limits, and preparing communities to respond to medical emergencies related to the chemical disposal program.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE