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The Environmental Emergency Response Section is very active with homeland security. As we have learned by past events, a disaster can strike without warning. The section's goal is to be prepared for such an event. Many accomplishments relating to homeland security include weapons of mass destruction (WMD) training, procuring additional equipment and conducting practical WMD exercises for staff.

The Environmental Emergency Response State On-Scene Coordinators, located throughout Missouri, have trained in a variety of WMD areas. Personnel have completed more than 100 hours of WMD-related training. In addition to internal training conducted by the department, highly technical training includes:

In addition to training, the Environmental Emergency Response Section has acquired WMD detection equipment such as instrumentation to detect radiation, biological/chemical nerve and blister agents. Additional equipment includes:

In the event of a homeland security threat, the department can use its training and equipment to aid Missouri's existing 28 Homeland Security Hazardous Materials Teams and help better serve and protect the citizens of Missouri and its natural resources.

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