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Agency marks 15 years of protecting against chemical emergencies

Long before Sept. 11 defined danger for a generation, a Kent County group was planning for mass disaster. Today is the 15th anniversary of the Kent County Local Emergency Planning Committee, which is charged with saving lives in case of a release of hazardous materials. People who have had to evacuate homes and workplaces or who have encountered roadblocks while authorities tend to a chemical emergency have seen the results of this group’s leg work. But the emergency planners are not just about response; some of their best work may never get carried out. Their preparation and education can provide something just as important, say those who work with them: peace of mind. Full Story

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