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Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a
joint venture between the United States Army and the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist
state and local governments to improve emergency
planning and preparedness in communities near the eight
chemical weapons storage sites in the United States.
Even though an accidental chemical agent release is
highly unlikely, this planning process is important
because it requires coordination of local military and
civilian efforts and ensures that decisions will be made
and carried out effectively in a crisis.
this partnership has brought together the Madison County
Emergency Management Agency, Kentucky Division of
Emergency Management, Blue Grass Chemical Activity, and
Emergency Management agencies in Clark, Estill, Fayette,
Jessamine, Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Powell, and
created in 1985 when the U.S. Congress passed a law
directing the Army to dispose of its aging chemical
weapons inventory with maximum protection of the public
and environment as a primary consideration. As a first
step, the Army prepared an environmental impact
statement analyzing the risks at each storage site.