Carcass Disposal Issues in Recent Disasters, Accepted Methods, and Suggested Plan to Mitigate Future Events
|dc.contributor.author||Ellis, Dee B. ( )|
|dc.identifier.citation||Ellis, D. B. (2001). Carcass disposal issues in recent disasters, accepted methods, and suggested plan to mitigate future events. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.|
|dc.description||McGrew Public Policy Award Winner.|
The disposal of dead animals as a result of recent natural disaster events such as Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina (1999), and disease related events such as the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom (UK, 2001), created tremendous logistical problems. The difficulties encountered by officials involved in carcass disposal management during recent disaster events have highlighted the need for the establishment of efficient and effective advance planning mechanisms, to mitigate the consequences of future carcass disposal situations. Before problems can be solved however, they must be identified and understood. This paper utilizes numerous methods of study to identify and examine the problems that routinely occur related to carcass disposal management during disasters, including:
Working hypotheses are used as an exploratory type of inquiry to identify the pertinent issues surrounding carcass disposal within the public sector emergency management infrastructure. An overview of currently accepted carcass disposal methods is also provided, to give a better understanding of the options available for individuals with a limited background in animal health or environmental science.
As a result of identifying common carcass disposal problems, delineating appropriate disposal methods, and assimilating interview results from public managers involved in recent carcass disposal activities, an ideal plan is suggested to organize and enhance existing state and local preparedness efforts. Major components of the plan include, 1) inclusion of animal health issues in future emergency management plans and training, 2) use of interagency working groups to enhance communication, identify pre-existing jurisdictional conflicts, and delineate funding mechanisms, 3) inclusion of local officials and industry groups in all planning processes, and 4) determination of lead agencies for carcass disposal response activities and resource database management.
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|dc.source||An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2001.|
|dc.title||Carcass Disposal Issues in Recent Disasters, Accepted Methods, and Suggested Plan to Mitigate Future Events||en_US|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Shields, Patricia M.|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Garofalo, Charles P.|
|dc.contributor.committeeMember||Hall, Donald S.|