FLORENCE, AZ – Trucking is big business here in Arizona and all across the country. Huge eighteen-wheel trailers are continually rolling down our roads, delivering their cargo from Maine to California.
Have you ever wondered what exactly are in those containers? Pinal County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) can help you find out through this website: http://goo.gl/g8Jve
The Pinal County LEPC is one of 15 local emergency planning groups in Arizona. They are a group of county employees and community volunteers who work together to identify potential risks that residents face from hazardous chemicals stored in, or transported through Pinal County.
After months of planning and designing, the Pinal County LEPC has developed a helpful website that will provide support to facilities that store and use hazardous chemicals. This site also offers information to the public about their “Right to Know” regarding chemicals within their community. By providing this information, residents will be better prepared to understand, manage, and respond to these potential hazards.
You can find out more about chemical information and your “Right to Know” by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/g8Jve
The launch of this website coincides with National Preparedness Month. Everyone has the “Right to Know” about the potential risks of hazardous chemicals and be prepared to respond to emergencies in the home, at a place of business, and in the community.
Residents are encouraged to visit Pinal County’s LEPC website for information on how to be ready if disaster strikes.
Pinal County Local Emergency Planning Committee: http://goo.gl/NJ4Dz
Be Ready: http://www.ready.gov/index.html