New Threats – New
The national command authority is responsible for
the defense of the homeland against terrorist attacks. Local authorities
are responsible for the preparation and deployment of resources designed
to react to attacks when and where they happen.This local effort combines
the assets of federal, emergency, medical, industrial and regional
forces, coordinated and phased in their activities, with the mission
of minimizing the damage to life and property.
First responders examine and analyze the damage
resulting from a strike. Task organized follow-on forces must have
the resources to minimize and control the personal and environmental
consequences of that damage.
TerraGroup Corp. has focused its efforts to include
the most severe terrorist activities – CBRN attack. In work that
began eight years ago, the company’s founder, Primo L. Acernese,
has developed a simple, yet comprehensive approach to enhance current
methods of safely handling liquid decontamination residual.
Acernese advises: “With the attacks of 9-11,
the theater of operations has changed. We now have to ensure that any
decon procedure addresses responsible and expert handling of all contaminated
materials, especially hazardous bulk liquids that are subject to transport
and disposal mishaps and/or potential further sabotage.”
To meet this challenge, TerraGroup designed and
produced DRED™ OST Level IV System. It serves as a water and
wastewater system capable of removing a wide range of organic, inorganic,
and CBRN contaminants from water before further processing or environmental
discharge. The DRED™ OST Level IV System operates by processing
contaminated liquid through a combination of commercially available
and proprietary water treatment technologies configured to capture
and contain the hazardous material in disposal canisters, while minimizing
operational and environmental contamination.
With its ability to treat CBRN contaminants and
decon solutions so that the effluent can be immediately and safely
discharged or recycled, the DRED™ OST Level IV System meets the
need for the safe capture, containment and treatment of CBRN contamination
in field conditions during an emergency response situation.