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Agencies to Gather at Caddo Lake for Emergency Response Exercise

Release Date: 4/28/1998
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local, county, state and tribal agencies and emergency-response organizations, will conduct a two-day exercise to evaluate and improve reaction to an environmental emergency. Sessions will explore the role of each agency and its level of preparedness in case of an oil spill and release of hazardous chemicals into Caddo Lake.

The public is invited to attend the Thursday morning session, where the role of each participating agency in response to a hazardous spill will be explained. Thursday afternoon and Friday, agency representatives will conduct a tabletop exercise and evaluation of the exercise.

Marshall Civic Center
2501 East End Boulevard S. @ Highway 59
Marshall, Texas

8:30 a.m. until noon, Thursday, April 30, 1998

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Caddo Tribe
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana State Police
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas General Land Office
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
Harrison County Sheriff
Caddo-Bossier Local Emergency Planning Committee
Harrison County Fire Marshall & Emergency Manager
City of Marshall
Karnack Independent School District
Marshall Regional Medical Center
American Red Cross