Lesson 3/Learning Event 2
FIGURE 30. COLLECTING A WATER SAMPLE.
Step 4. Open the vial, insert the cotton tip of the applicator, and break off the end that extends from
the vial. A separate vial should be used to collect small munition fragments.
Step 5. Recap and reseal the vial.
Step 6. Mark a shipping tag to identify the sample and attach it with a tie to the vial.
Step 7. Place the vial in the soil sampling kit.
Step 8. Forward the samples to higher headquarters as prescribed in the unit SOP.
The Procedure for Collecting Contaminated Objects
This procedure is performed according to the following steps.
Step 1. Use a soil collection bag to collect small contaminated objects, such as fragments or small
pieces of aerosol dissemination equipment, spray guns, vials, compressed-air type bombs or shells,
small dead animals, or fish.
Step 2. Fold down the top of the bag three times and seal the bag with the attached tie straps.