Laurel County, Kentucky, CSEPP Launches New Mobile Ready Site for its Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
By Business Wire News
Laurel County, Kentucky, CSEPP has launched a new, mobile-ready site for its Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), aimed at educating and enhancing emergency preparedness in the event of a chemical agent accident. Laurel County, Kentucky, is one of 10 Kentucky counties that neighbors the chemical stockpile stored at the Bluegrass Army Depot. Laurel County is considered to be one of two host counties for relocation, in the event of a chemical agent accident at the Bluegrass Army Depot.
The site provides CSEPP county contacts, instructions on what to do in the event of an emergency and family preparedness information.
“Placing emergency preparedness in the palm of a citizen’s hand was the primary goal of this site update,” said Brad Smith, Director of the Laurel County CSEPP. “In addition, the site’s content structure allows citizens to find the information they are seeking in the most efficient manner.”
The site was developed for the Laurel County CSEPP through their public-private partnership with Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC.
CSEPP was created in 1985, when Congress passed a law directing the United States Army to dispose of its aging chemical weapons inventory, with maximum protection of residents and the environment as its primary consideration. It began operation in 1988.
Kentucky.gov is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov). Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
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Laurel County CSEPP
Brad Smith, 606-878-7400
Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733