What seemed to be a moderately well-executed response to a chemical attack in the bridge support area, unfortunately came to a halt when the unit could not locate immediate decontamination
supplies or operable M17 or M26 decontamination systems.
For example, while contaminated air is a likely vector for chemical agents, the immediate decontamination
of air is not considered the main response action.
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.
* (D, T) The Joint Experimentation and Analysis Division, USACBRNS, conducted a tactical decontamination line of effort in April 2016, and results were used to create a 14-step procedure for maneuver forces to conduct extended immediate decontamination
in lieu of operational or thorough decontamination.
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.
* Immediate Decontamination
. 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.