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Chemical/Radiological Preparedness

Chemical Release Investigation Kit and Template (CRIKT)

The Chemical Release Investigation Kit & Template, also known as CRIKT, provides guidance for local health departments to use when responding to chemical releases. CRIKT is comprised of three distinct parts for each chemical of concern: a step-by-step chemical guide, a one-page chemical fact sheet, and a line listing template. The line listing template can be adapted for use with all CRIKTs and the link can be found below. A CRIKT will be developed for each chemical. Each CRIKT will ensure local health departments have easily accessible chemical information, guidance on how to respond and who to contact to best protect public health in the event of a chemical release.

Chemical releases are a public health concern in North Carolina. Data from the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) shows there were a total of 854 toxic chemical releases in North Carolina from 2010-2012. Of the incidents reported, 108 resulted in one or more injuries and 109 resulted in an official evacuation. Chemical selection for inclusion in CRIKT was based on high occurrences in chemical releases in North Carolina from 2002-2012.

Step by step guide for LHDs to respond to Chemical Incidents (PDF, 2MB)

Line listing template (Excel, 25KB)

Fact sheets

Acetone Fact Sheet (PDF, 957KB)
Ammonia Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.3MB)
Arsenic Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.1MB)
Benzene Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.2MB)
Bromine Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB)
Cadmium Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.5MB)
Chlorine Fact Sheet (PDF, 605KB)
Chlorine Dioxide Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Cobalt Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Cyanide Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Ethylene Glycol Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB)
Fluorine Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Formaldehyde Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.2MB)
Hydrogen Chloride Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.1MB)
Hydrogen Peroxide Fact Sheet (PDF, 795KB)
Hydrogen Sulfide Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Hydrochloric Acid Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Lead Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.2MB)
Manganese Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Mercury Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.5MB)
Methamphetamine Fact Sheet (PDF, 44KB)
Methyl Alcohol Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Methyl Bromide Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Methylene Chloride Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Natural Gas Fact Sheet (PDF,1.3MB)
Nickel Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Phosphoric Acid Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Fact Sheet (PDF, 40KB)
Sodium Hydroxide Fact Sheet (PDF, 1MB)
Sulfuric Acid Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.4MB)
Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) Fact Sheet (PDF, 51KB)
Toluene Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.0MB)
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Fact Sheet (PDF, 51KB)
Xylene Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)

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