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Environmental Benefits

Environmental Benefits

When responding to an emergency situation the Corps first priority is saving lives and property. However, our response teams are also sensitive to the tremendous impact disasters can have on the environment. Many of the steps our teams take during an emergency are designed to lessen this environmental impact including:

  • Preventing contamination of rivers, streams, lakes and other waterways;
  • Protecting against erosion; and
  • Clearing hazardous debris.


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