HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Cabell-Huntington Health Department said it will participate in a statewide study about the response to the chemical spill earlier this month in the Kanawha Valley.

During a meeting Tuesday night, members said they are willing to dedicate staff to help with the CDC study. It is called the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER).

The goal is to find out what neighbors think went well, as well as what areas need improvement, to set standards for the future.

"We learn from these episodes, and the CASPER is to help us gather the data to really look at the whole issue, not just from our view but from the community and the region," said Dr. Harry Tweel, director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

The agency says they will send staff wherever is needed to go door-to-door and gather those responses.

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