In this lesson you will learn about the effects of radiological
contamination, the priorities, uses and types of decontamination.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate competency of the task, skills, and knowledge
by responding correctly to a multiple-choice test covering
priorities, uses, and types of decontamination.
During the past several decades, the nature of battle has changed
The development and production of weapons of massive
destruction have changed the complexion of the modern battlefield. With the
advance of nuclear technology, many armies are able to employ nuclear
These weapons and the radiological hazards resulting from their
use pose tremendous challenges. The U.S. Army must be prepared to fight and
win when nuclear weapons are used.
In order to win the battle, the hazards of blast effects, thermal and
be used to reduce radiological hazards. Radiological contamination causes
casualties and restricts the use of equipment, terrain, and structures. A
commander has the option of avoiding contamination or moving through it.
continue the mission, or conduct decontamination.