Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you describe a response for the toxic chemical plant spill detailed in the scenario, applying the principles of an Incident Command System.
Toxic Chemical Agent Incident Response Scenario
Review the scenario below to complete the Toxic Chemical Agent Incident Response assignment.
A chemical plant that produces pesticides for government and non-government organizations is leaking methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas in the plant. The leak occurred when water penetrated a large vault of MIC and caused increased pressure in the vault. This increased pressure resulted in the vault tank venting, thereby releasing toxic gases into the plant and the atmosphere. The leak occurred during a fully staffed day shift of more than 1,000 people.