Figure 6-3.--Portable decon apparatus.
DS2 is a combustible solution and should not be
Spray DS2 onto those surfaces you must touch to
sprayed on personnel or protective clothing.
do your mission. Scrub the DS2 into the surface with
brushes. Wait 30 minutes, then wash it off. If a decon
Severe chemical burns can result if personnel
apparatus is not available, use the field expedient
fail to observe all safety precautions.
resources available to apply DS2 or supertropical
bleach (STB) from the bulk containers. If necessary,
DS2 can severely injure eyes and skin and, if
inhaled, can cause illness.
DS2 can damage CBR protective overgarments,
protective gloves, hood, and overboots.
A bleach solution is the preferred decontaminant
for biological contamination; however, if it is not
available, use hot, soapy water. Apply the bleach
If you are contaminated by fallout, rain out,
solution with brushes and scrub the surface well.
neutron-induced contamination, or any type of
Rinse the surface after scrubbing (a 30-minute wait is
not required). DS2 or STB is also effective against
most known biological contamination, but because of
required. If detection equipment is not available and
their caustic nature are not preferred. Other
you suspect you are contaminated, decontaminate.
Radiological contamination can usually be
removed by brushing or scraping (use brooms or tree
branches). Water is effective for flushing away
Always use extreme caution when
using drainage ditches that flow into a sump.
Remember, you have not destroyed contamination,
S o m e important factors that should be
just moved it. The runoff will still be hazardous.
remembered when handling DS2 are as follows:
Brushing or scooping away the top inch of soil from
Do not mix DS2 and STB because mixing the
your fighting position will also lower the amount of
two will cause a fire.