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The second edition of a bestseller, this book continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. The information presented will assist emergency responders with their response to specific chemical spills, including the identification of the exact chemicals involved and their individual hazards. The book addresses the top 50 hazardous industrial chemicals along with other important hazardous materials. Each chapter presents one of the nine DOT hazard classes. Within the hazard classes, the author discusses the individual chemicals and their physical and chemical characteristics.