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Cabell-Huntington Health Department Ready To Aid With Survey

Reported: Jan. 23, 2014 5:30 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2014 9:57 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Darrah Wilcox) -- The Cabell Huntington Health Department will participate in a CDC study about the chemical spill response if the agency is needed.

Health board members voted this week to help out the CDC in a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response or "CASPER" survey.

The only area affected by the chemical spill in Cabell county was Culloden but the study will be done state wide to see if people in felt the response went well and if there's room for improvement.

Cabell Huntington Health Department director Dr. Harry Tweel said, "It's a good thing to happen because you should always review your procedures and processes and see what you did well and what you didn't do so well so that you can be prepared for future disasters."

The study is being spearheaded in Charleston in conjunction with the CDC.



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