A tank truck carrying the chemical toluene overturned, causing a potentially dangerous spill. (NOAA)

Chemical Spills

Chemicals can be an important part of manufacturing valuable economic goods—but they can also create dangerous situations if accidentally released. OR&R develops several software tools, such as the CAMEO software suite, to help emergency responders and planners assess hazardous material releases and protect public health and safety.

OR&R develops several chemical spill response tools, including the CAMEO software suite (CAMEOfm, CAMEO Chemicals, ALOHA, and MARPLOT), a group of programs used by first responders and planners to help them prepare for and deal with hazmat emergencies.

Emergency responders (as well as programmers developing tools for use with the CAMEO software suite) can find an assortment of helpful guides, software tools, and training information for addressing accidents involving the release of hazardous substances.