Clearing the Detailed Troop Decontamination Site
The decontamination platoon breaks down the Equipment Decontamination Site
before the Troop Decontamination Site is broken down. The decontamination
platoon can process themselves through the Troop Decontamination Site before
it is broken down. Two rested soldiers in MOPP 4 who have processed through
the decontamination line are needed.
They work backward through the site
beginning at Station 7 and working toward Station 1.
After the last person has exited the DTD:
Pick up all used supplies from Station 7 and put them in Station 7
sump. Take up the contamination control line. If engineer tape was used,
dispose of it in Station 7 sump. Fill the sump with earth and mark it.
Move all usable supplies and equipment from all the stations to
Station 1. Discard unusable supplies from stations 5, 4, and 3 into Station
Decontaminate all supplies and equipment collected at Station 1
using the decontaminant and rinse water at Station 1. Empty the rinse and
decontaminant containers from Station 1 into the sump.
Mark entire decontamination area.
Remove overgarments using the
MOPP Gear Exchange and dispose of the overgarments in the sump at Station 1.
Fill the sump with earth and mark it. Move any equipment used to fill the
sump upwind of the decontamination area.
Decontaminate rubber gloves and
move all equipment and supplies in Station 1 upwind of the decontamination
area. Keep this equipment and supplies separate from that used to fill the
Once the DTD is closed, the Chemical unit marks the area as a contaminated
area and reports the exact location to the supported unit, using an NBC-4
PART B - DETAILED EQUIPMENT DECONTAMINATION
Detailed Equipment Decontamination is done at the same site as Detailed
The site must have access to large water sources:
rivers, ponds, and public water systems are best.
The ART estimates the
A chemical platoon sets up, supplies the decontaminants, and conducts this
technique. A decontamination platoon should carry enough decontaminants to
service one company.
A minimum amount for a decontamination platoon
assigned to support a maneuver company is: