In May 2008 a train derailment in Lafayette, LA caused the evacuation of about 3,000 people after 10,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid were spilled from a tank car. The evacuees (including 161 nursing home residents) began to return to their homes two days later. How do you feel about the level of emergency spill response that communities, businesses, and the government are providing to our citizens at the current time? Is it adequate? Is enough information being provided to our citizens? How and where could the spill – response – actions be improved. Should they be improved? Please remember that many of you will become EH&S professionals working the private sector some day, and you will most likely be called to give “the interview” at the time of the incident