Iowa Hazardous Materials Week Begins Sunday


By Liz Blood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa emergency management officials want everyone to be more familiar with hazardous materials, how they should be used, stored, and disposed of so they've created a hazardous materials awareness week.

The week, so designated by Gov. Terry Branstad, starts Sunday and runs through Jan. 26.

Brochures and fact sheets about hazardous materials safety are available for download on

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division also posts updates at his Facebook page and on its Twitter feed throughout the week.

The division leads, coordinates and supports homeland security and emergency management functions in Iowa.

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