a. The readings this week were focused on the legal aspects surrounding hazardous materials and attendant responsibilities in dealing with them in the realm of hazardous materials management.

b. Write an essay (minimum of 500-words and accompanying cover and reference page) in which you respond to the following questions: We live in a highly litigious society. Based on this week’s reading:  Are we as a society overly litigious with respect to hazardous materials incidents and mishaps? What is your position on the level of legal responsibility associated with hazardous materials management?