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Response Tools for Chemical Spills

Here is a quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources that OR&R offers for chemical spill responders and planners. General emergency responders may also want to refer to the quick list of tools and resources for oil spill response.

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Responders at the 1995 incident caused by a turpentine tank explosion at Powell Duffryn Terminals, Inc. storage facility in Savannah, Ga. (NOAA)
  • CAMEO® software suite and related programs:
    • ALOHA®, a modeling program that estimates hazards after a chemical release.
    • CAMEO Chemicals, a database of hazardous chemical datasheets you can use to get response recommendations and predict hazards. Available in online and downloadable versions.
    • CAMEOfm, an application to access and manage chemical property and emergency response information.
    • MARPLOT®, CAMEO's mapping program.
    • RMP*Comp, a program that helps chemical facilities that fall under the RMP rule complete their required offsite consequence analysis.
    • Tier2 Submit™, a program that helps chemical facilities meet their Tier II reporting requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA.
  • CAFE Database, a program to help responders in their assessment of environmental impacts from chemical or oil spills into an aquatic environment.
  • Training, training resources for CAMEO.

More Information about Chemical Spill Response

Learn more about OR&R's tools and resources for chemical spill response. You can also find contact information for SSCs around the U.S., and a sampling of research publications written by OR&R scientists and other partners.