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1.2 Summary of the Events

Booz Allen reviewed four incidents in the development of the case studies.

El Dorado, Arkansas

This first case study focuses on a hazardous material fire in El Dorado, Arkansas, that involved the evacuation of two nursing homes and a county jail facility. The incident occurred on January 2, 2005.

Graniteville, South Carolina

The second case study concerns a train derailment and a ruptured tanker car leaking chlorine gas in Graniteville, South Carolina. This incident, which occurred on January 6, 2005, involved the evacuation of a large manufacturing facility and approximately 5,200 residents.

South Salt Lake City, Utah

The third case study concerns a toxic chemical spill from a leaking tanker car in South Salt Lake City, Utah. This incident, which occurred on March 6, 2005, involved the evacuation of approximately 3,000 residents and required the closure of two interstates.

Big Bear Valley, California

The fourth case study concerns a forest fire in Big Bear Valley, California, that started on October 25, 2003, and was one of the many wildfires in southern California in 2003. This incident involved the evacuation of approximately 20,000 to 30,000 residents/evacuees. The focus of the case study is Big Bear Valley, which consists of the communities of Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, and Fawnskin.

February 6, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-014