NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DECONTAMINATION
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
General, Emergency Procedures, Internal Decontamination, External Decontamination
WP 0131 00
TM 3--4230--214--12 & P
Detailed decon procedures can be found in FM 3--3, FM 3--4 and FM--3--5.
The following emergency procedures can be performed until field NBC decontamination facilities are available.
M88A2 commander will supervise, assign crew duties, and assist the supporting NBC unit. For location of decon-
tamination equipment mounted on vehicle, see (item 20, WP 0131 00).
If NBC attack is known or suspected, mask at once and continue mission. If inside, do not leave vehicle. If out-
side, follow decontamination procedures below to avoid taking contamination into the vehicle. Do not unmask until
told to do so.
1. Nuclear Decontamination.
Brush fallout from skin, clothing, and equipment with available brushes, rags, and tree branches. Wash skin and
have radiation check made as soon as tactical situation permits. (You can find instructions for the check in FM
2. Biological Decontamination.
The M88A2 crew has no method to detect or decontaminate biological agents. Remain masked and continue mis-
sion until told to unmask.
3. Liquid Chemical Agent Decontamination.
Do not use decontamination spray on personnel. It could cause personal injury.
If exposure to liquid agent is known or suspected, clean exposed skin, clothing, and personal gear, in that order.
Use the buddy system. Wash exposed skin and thoroughly decontaminate as soon as tactical situation permits.