immediate decontamination

immediate decontamination

Decontamination carried out by individuals immediately upon becoming contaminated. It is performed in an effort to minimize casualties, save lives, and limit the spread of contamination. Also called emergency decontamination. See also contamination; decontamination.
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For example, while contaminated air is a likely vector for chemical agents, the immediate decontamination of air is not considered the main response action.
The need for immediate decontamination of all personnel and equipment touching the water was soon realized, and word quickly spread about the decontamination site operated by the 21st Chemical Company.
Greenpeace, along with the town of Bonfol itself, demanded the immediate decontamination and renovation of the area to which Basler Chemische Industrie, including firms such as Clariant, Roche, Ciba and Novartis, verbally conceded.
To complement the glass safety system, GSC Global has designed a patent-pending sprinkler system that - if triggered by an impact to the filmed glass or activated manually - will release the Silver Bullet liquid to begin immediate decontamination of the building's interior.
The definition for immediate decontamination remains the same--the first and automatic action to protect Soldiers from direct exposure to contamination.
3 Conduct immediate decontamination using M291 and M295 Decontamination Kits.

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