TIEHH Schedules Three-Day Hazardous Materials Incident Response Exercise

Media are welcome to attend and cover the event.

WHAT: The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will host a three-day joint exercise next week to practice its response strategies for a potential hazardous materials incident.

WHEN: 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23)-Friday (Aug. 25)

WHERE: TIEHH, Reese Technology Center Building 555, 1207 Gilbert Drive

EVENT: TIEHH’s Biological Threat Research Laboratory, Lubbock Fire Rescue and its Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Texas Tech Police Department will collaborate during the exercise.

Media are invited to attend any or all of the event. Friday is expected to be the most visually appealing day.

CONTACT: Steve Presley, director, Biological Threat Research Laboratory, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8360, (806) 885-0236 or and Capt. Kevin Ivy, public information officer, Lubbock Fire Rescue, (806) 544-2534 or

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The Institute of Environmental and Human Health was created in 1997 as a joint venture between Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to assess the impact of toxic chemicals and diseases on the physical and human environments, including air, water, soil and animal life.

Researchers investigate elements in the environment, both those that are naturally occurring such as disease and those caused by humans, such as nuclear activity, pollution or chemical or bioterrorism, which negatively impact the environment. It is one of the few labs in the country dedicated to environmental toxicology.