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WMD Trainees Prepare to Walk Through a Decontamination Shower


July 25, 2005

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A group of WMD first responders going through a decontamination shower

May 2005
A U.S. Embassy

As part of Diplomatic Security's Weapons of Mass Destruction program, embassy employees are instructed in the proper decontamination process. In the event of a biological, chemical, or radiological attack, these decontamination showers allow quick treatment for victims and emergency response personnel. The showers were designed and built by the deputy regional security officer at the embassy.

Photo credit: U.S. Department of State
Released July 25, 2005

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