|Media invited to forum on N.C.ís preparedness to handle major oil spills|
|Monday, July 26, 2010|
Thursday (July 29)
Media representatives are invited to a forum for public officials from throughout the state who will discuss their readiness to handle a major oil spill off the North Carolina coast, consider ways to collaborate and cooperate with other agencies, and identify any holes in preparedness plans.
Participants include representatives from the N.C. Division of Emergency Management; the U.S. Coast Guard; the Governor’s Office volunteer coordination team; the National Weather Service; UNC marine science, public health, nursing and medicine faculty members; NC State College of Veterinary Medicine; N.C. departments of agriculture and environment and natural resources; public health and emergency management officials from the state’s eastern counties; and tourism officials.
UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health is organizing and facilitating the forum.
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, (919) 966-7467,