Chemicals are used it lots of ways to help better our lives. However, some chemicals can also be harmful to people or the environment if released improperly.
What is a "haz mat" release?
A hazardous material (or "haz mat") release occurs when a poisonous chemical spills or is released into the environment. These types of chemicals can be solids, liquids, or gases.
Emergencies can happen during production, storage, transportation, or disposal of chemicals.