We use hazardous materials in homes and businesses every day. Any material that can explode, start a fire, be poisonous or radioactive is hazardous. There are many precautions in place to ensure hazardous materials are used, stored, and moved safely in New Orleans. But, spills can and do happen.
Emergency personnel can manage small spills with few impacts to the public. But, if there is a large hazardous material spill, emergency officials will tell you what to do to stay safe.