Table 6-1.--One-Lane Wash Down
SITE CLEARANCE PHASE
vehicle washdown area and wash the decon
equipment, including hoses, after the operation is
Although the operational decon operation is done
completed. Wet weather gear or TAP aprons should
rapidly with little site preparation, these areas will be
be decontaminated with STB slurry and retained for
contaminated when the operation is completed. This
future use. If MOPP gear exchange is done at a
could be a hazard to friendly forces reoccupying the area.
different location, the contaminated company will be
required to clean up after itself.
Marking and Reporting
The PDDE crew of the unit cleanup the MOPP
gear exchange area. They bury or burn the
contaminated refuse and retrieve any unused
The PDDE crew of the battalion marks the
operational decon site with standard NBC warning
vapor hazard. Burying is the preferred method of
markers and reports the contaminated area to the COC.
disposal of contaminated waste. If you burn it,
The COC sends out a NBC 5 report that alert friendly
notify the COC; the COC will notify any units that
forces to avoid the area.
may be affected by the vapor hazard.
OPERATIONAL DECON SUMMARY
during the execution of operational decon. The PDDE
For operational and logistical purposes, units
crew should move the PDDE a few meters away from the
should plan to conduct vehicle wash down and