The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted in 1986 as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (EPCRA 001, 42 USC §§11001-11050). Despite its origin, the EPCRA is not a part of the Comprehensive Environmental Compensation and Liability Act but rather is an individual federal statute. The EPCRA provides for the gathering and dissemination of information on local industries' use of hazardous substances. It also provides for local community planning to deal with potential chemical-related emergencies, such as the accidental release of methyl isocyanate in Bhopal, India in 1984.
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Preparing for Armageddon, Natural Disasters, Nuclear Strikes, the Zombie Apocalypse, and Every Other Threat to Human Life on Earth. Most of us have thought about how we would handle various types of scenarios that could signal the end of the world. There are plenty of movies on the subject, psychological papers, and even survivalists that are part of reality TV shows. Perhaps you have had dreams about being one of the few left and what you would do in order to survive.