You have been asked to head a Public Health planning committee


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You have been asked to head a Public Health planning committee for disaster preparedness for the city of Morgantown and the surrounding county (population approximately 100,000). Select one of the following emergencies: a)Flooding of the downtown University campus, as well as the water and sewage treatment facilities by the Monongahela River. b)Dirty bomb attack on the WVU football stadium during a game involving the release of 5 Curies of radiation. c)Terrorist attack on the water supply involving the release of ricin into the water supply which had been distributed undetected for 12 hours. d)Transportation accident involving the release of 20 tons of methyl isocyanate from a rail shipment across the river from downtown Morgantown at night. e)Major tornado damage to Morgantown to both hospitals in Morgantown with 1250 injuries and 25 deaths. f)Large (10,000 gallon) gasoline storage tank spill 15 miles upriver from Morgantown on the Monongahela river. 10,000 acre forest fire at Cooper’s Rock State Forest during a period of air stagnation.

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