intensity of the radiation from the fallout remaining
and its location on the ship. The basic procedures in the
decontamination process are the same for all ships.
TO CLEAN AREA
Variations from ship to ship are due to differences in
the design and location of decontamination stations.
The basic functions are as follows:
Gross decontamination of portable equipment
and outer garments
Monitoring, removal, and disposal of outer
Monitoring, removal, and disposal of inner
REMOVAL OF OUTER CLOTHING (WET
GROSS DECON OF OUTER CLOTHING, BATTLE
DRESS ITEMS AND PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
WEATHER GEAR), BATTLE DRESS ITEMS
AND FLIGHT DECK SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Decontamination of inner clothing
GROSS DECON OF MASK, BOOTS AND
REMOVAL OF CPE
ENTRANCE MONITORING TO ASSES
EFFECTIVENESS OF GROSS DECON
OUTER CLOTHING MONITORING AND
Recording accumulated exposure
INNER CLOTHING MONITORING AND REMOVAL
REMOVAL OF INNER CLOTHING
For detailed information on this subject, refer to
BODY CLEANSING OF "HOT SPOTS" AND
NSTM, chapter 070.
SHOWERING (IF NECESSARY)
Figure 11-8. CCA/decontamination station for CPS-equipped
The two types of decontamination stations are as
1. CONVENTIONAL DECON STATIONS.
Stations that are not associated with a Collective
Protection System (CPS) are referred to as conventional
decontamination (decon) stations. Specific washrooms
and showers designated in the ship's plans are set up for
this purpose when needed.
from a nuclear weapon detonation.
2. C P S D E C O N TA M I NAT I O N S TAT I O N .
Ships that have a Collective Protection System (CPS)
(fig. 11-8) with Total Protection (TP) zones have a
dedicated four-compartment decon station with access
to the weatherdeck in each TP zone. This type of facility
What simple hygiene practice reduces the
is referred to as a CPS decontamination station. There
are differences in the extent of CPS coverage on
different classes or flights of ships and even among
ships of the same class or flight. It is possible for a ship
with partial CPS coverage to have both CPS and
conventional decon stations. For further information
refer to NSTM, chapter 070.