Hazardous substance releases may not occur often, but when they do occur, they have the potential for causing harmful health
effects. The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) system actively collects information to describe the public
health consequences of acute (less than 72 hours) releases of hazardous substances in participating states. This indicator
summarizes the characteristics of events reported in Utah. Information about acute events involving hazardous substances were
collected, including the substance(s) released, number of victims, and number and types of injuries. The data were computerized
using an ATSDR-provided Web-based data entry system. This data provides needed information to create prevention activities,
which can decrease injury and death as a result of a hazardous material release. Knowing what kind of hazardous materials
commonly exist in Utah, how and where they are released, and the effects they have on employees, responders, and the general
public will create opportunities for improved policies, procedures, and training for a cleaner, safer environment.
10-Year Summary of Hazardous Substance Releases by County, Utah, 2000-2009
The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is supported with funds from the CERCLA trust fund, and the Office
of Terrorism Planning and Emergency Response of the CDC, and provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
(ATSDR), Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Cooperative Agreement Number U61TS874146.
This map was made using an interval break method called "natural breaks" where classes are based on natural groupings inherent
in the data.
National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP).
The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) defines hazardous substances emergency events as acute uncontrolled
or illegal releases of hazardous substances. Events involving releases of only petroleum are only included if there are injuries
or public health action (including environmental sampling, evacuations, etc). Events are included if (a) the amount of substance
released needed to be removed, cleaned up, or neutralized according to federal, state, or local laws.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of hazardous substance releases.
Page Content Updated On 01/24/2011,
Published on 07/14/2011
National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP), Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, Telephone: 801-538-6191, Email:
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