Put on Boots and Gloves.
The boots and gloves help restore protection.
Use the buddy system to
remove boots from the package without touching the outside of the package.
Put on boots and tie or zip them. Remove gloves from the package without
touching it. Put on the gloves.
The hood is secured to restore protective posture. Use the buddy system to
close all zippers and tie the ties on the hood and overgarment.
Secure individual gear.
Put it on and move to assembly area.
system to check fit of all secured gear.
MOPP Gear provides little protection from the hazards of radiological
Gamma and Beta Rays can penetrate the protective gear and
Although the effects are not immediate, the absorbed radiation may build up
to dangerous levels.
If your skin is contaminated, use personal wipedown
and operator's spraydown to reduce the hazards in your work area.
Set up the decontamination site near a good water source, such as a public
water system, fire hydrant, river, or large pond.
Soldiers involved in washing and rinsing must wear TAP aprons to protect
their overgarments. Vehicles and equipment are prepared for decontamination
prior to entering the decontamination site.
Exterior-mounted supplies and
equipment susceptible to damage are removed and decontaminated separately.
See Appendix C.
The most effective decontamination techniques are the natural methods.
These include: Weathering, flushing, covering, clearing, and brushing.
Weathering is the simplest and easiest method. It will affect radiological
contamination by the rain flushing the fallout and the wind scattering the
radioactive dust. Flushing uses large quantities of water. Covering does
not destroy contamination, but it reduces the hazard.
contaminated layers covering terrain.
Brushing or scooping away the top
inch of soil will lower the amount of hazard. See Appendix B.