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Hazardous materials incidents can occur because of an industrial accident:
While in storage
While in transportation
During disposal; or
As part of an intentional attack
Hazardous materials can be explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, and radioactive materials.
Massachusetts experiences thousands of hazardous materials incidents annually. Though the vast majority of them are quickly, easily, and safely contained, hazardous materials can cause:
Long-lasting health problems; and
Damage to buildings, homes, and other property