Responding to Accidental Releases of Chlorine: A Discussion with
Georgia and South Carolina Public Health Officials
Bruce (Jeff) Jeffries, MA, PA of the Georgia Division of Public
Health and Mary Anne Wenck, DVM, MPH of the South Carolina Division
of Health and Environmental Control present their experiences as
public officials responding to possible accidental releases of chlorine.
Jeffries' lecture stresses the importance of Incident Command Structure,
discussing how an explosion in Conyers, Georgia could have potentially
been worse had it been on the west side of Atlanta where there are
chlorine plants. Dr. Wenck's talk recounts a train accident where
significant amounts of chlorine were released in Graniteville, South
Carolina. She provides data on the effects the chlorine had on the
population and emphasizes that much can be learned from this incident.
Both talks were followed by a panel discussion with additional public
health officials from Georgia and South Carolina.
(Lecture given on May 18, 2005)
Audience: General Public Health
Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
Format(s): CD-ROM, Webcast,