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The public health response during and after the Lac-Mégantic train derailment tragedy: a case study

Généreux Mélissa, Petit Geneviève, Maltais Danielle, Roy Mathieu, Simard Robert, Boivin Sonia, Shultz James M et Pinsonneault Linda. (2014). The public health response during and after the Lac-Mégantic train derailment tragedy: a case study. Disaster Health, 2, (3-4), p. 113-120.

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On July 6th 2013, a train derailment occurred in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, causing a major human and environmental disaster. In this case study, we comprehensively describe and analyze actions taken by the Public Health Department of the Eastern Townships, in close collaboration with community-based organizations, during both the impact phase emergency response and the post-impact recovery operations that continued for months. Due to the complexity of the event, public health actions needed to be broadly diversified. Preventive measures targeted chemical, physical, biological, and psychosocial hazards in the short-, medium- and long-term. Our analyses yielded valuable lessons that will improve and inform our response to future events while serving as a basis for developing a conceptual framework for public health emergency preparedness.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
ISSN:2166-5044
Volume:2
Numéro:3-4
Pages:p. 113-120
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2014
Identifiant unique:10.1080/21665044.2014.1103123
Sujets:Sciences sociales et humaines
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences humaines > Module des sciences humaines
Mots-clés:anthropogenic disaster, disaster cascade, human-generated disaster, rail disaster, risk landscape, transportation disaster, technological disaster, catastrophe d'origine anthropique, catastrophe d'origine humaine, catastrophe ferroviaire, catastrophe liée aux transports, catastrophe technologique
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