Managing Contaminated Animal and Plant Materials

Field Guide on Best Practices

Managing Contaminated Animal and Plant Materials: Field Guide on Best Practices presents the information required for the safe, effective and economical disposal of contaminated animal and plant materials. Management of these materials on a large scale presents major challenges for emergency personnel responding to diseases, natural and accidental incidents or acts of terrorism against enterprises engaged in food production, processing or distribution.

Purpose

This book was designed to be used as a reference for training and operations in preparing and disposing of contaminated animal and plant materials. It was produced by the Technical Support Working Group, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency, for landowners, private industry, animal producers and local, state, federal and military government agencies.

Responders should apply this information in conjunction with their previous training and experience, site-specific regulatory and environmental factors, and standard procedures and policies already in place. Because every situation has unique challenges, responders must be flexible enough to adjust to the situation at hand using the resources available to them.

This field guide is intended to be a source of ideas and information on methods and technologies for the disposal of contaminated animals and plants and is not intended to be all-inclusive. The information given is for educational and guidance purposes only. Reference to businesses, commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the Technical Support Working Group or any other U.S. Government agency is implied.

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