Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials have one or more of the following characteristics:
  • Corrosive
  • Flammable
  • Poisonous
  • Toxic Fumes
Many solids, gasses, and liquids used in the production of fuels, medicines, plastics, and other products and processes in our community are classified as hazardous. Hazardous materials are used, stored, and transported daily throughout the country.

Under most circumstances, these materials are handled safely. However, when improperly handled, disposed of or released these substances can become hazardous to people and the environment, necessitating coordinated planning for emergencies. This is where the Local Emergency Planning Committee can help.