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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.

Chemical Release Investigation Kits:

Acetone Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Ammonia Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Arsenic Step-by step guide (PDF, 99KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 45KB)
Benzene Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 51KB)
Bromine Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB)
Cadmium Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Carbon Monoxide Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Chlorine Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Chlorine Dioxide Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Cobalt Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Cyanide Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Ethylene Glycol Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB)
Fluorine Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Formaldehyde Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Hydrogen Chloride Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Hydrogen Peroxide Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Hydrogen Sulfide Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Hydrochloric Acid Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Lead Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 42KB)
Manganese Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Mercury Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Methamphetamine Step-by step guide (PDF, 92KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 44KB)
Methyl Alcohol Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 50KB)
Methyl Bromide Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)
Methylene Chloride Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Natural Gas Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 43KB)
Nickel Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Phosphoric Acid Step-by step guide (PDF, 97KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 54KB)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 40KB)
Sodium Hydroxide Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Sulfuric Acid Step-by step guide (PDF, 96KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 55KB)
Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 51KB)
Toluene Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB)
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 51KB)
Xylene Step-by step guide (PDF, 98KB) Fact Sheet (PDF, 53KB)

Template:

Line listing template (Excel, 25KB)

For Additional Information

National Toxic Substance Incidents Program External link