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EPA responds to World Trade Center disaster

Hurricane Sandy Response

The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to assist FEMA in the Hurricane Sandy Response to help ensure the protection of public health and the environment. For more information visit www.epa.gov/sandy

The EPA Region 2 disaster team responds to emergencies like floods and chemical spills in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The EPA lab and response vehicle fleet in Edison, N.J., features state of the art sampling and analysis tools. The team works with other federal agencies, state and local governments and the public to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Learn about EPA's simulated response to the detonation of a "Dirty Bomb."

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