Wisconsin participated in NTSIP (formerly HSEES) until 2013. The program was maintained by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and was a state-based surveillance system with the goal of tracking and preventing the adverse public health consequences associated with the uncontrolled or illegal release of hazardous substances.
Under this program, participating state health departments collected data on releases from many different sources and entered it into a secure web-deployed data entry system. Information contained in the system included: event date, event city, event county, names and quantities of released substances, number of victims, types of injuries, and numbers of evacuations and evacuees.
More information, including multiple agency links for specific hazardous substances, preparedness, management, and notification following a spill can be found on our Federal Agency Links page. More information on toxic chemicals and health effects can be found on our Environmental Health Resources page.