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Subject = DOHA CAMP SURVEY ACCIDENT UPDATE                                

Box ID = BX007018

Folder title = DOHA ACCIDENT UPDATE 29 JUL 91 B                                                                

Unit = OSAGWI      

Parent = USAGWD      


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                    UNCLASSIFIED            Headquarters
                            us Army communications-Electronics command
                                   Fort Monmoutht 'NJ 07703-5024



                A'KSEL-SF-RADCON                                         25 July 1991


                MEMORANDUM FOR Forward Area Support Coordinating Offic        ATTN:
                                  LTC Smith, Doha Camp, Kuwait

                SUBJECT: Doha


                1. The following is the current status of the Doha Camp Accident
                Site Survey:

                    a. Damage Assessment Team, Ballistics Research Laboratory,
                Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The Damage Assessment Team has
                comp@,eted assessment on all combat vehicles in the areas cleared
                by Ebb. The team is now waiting for EOD to clear an area to the
                M109 Howitzers. With access to the howitzers the team estimates
                they barr complete their mission within 24 hours.
                    b. Depleted 'Uranium (DU) Recovery Team, US Army           t@
                                                                    .,The DU
                                                                    Tank in the area
                                                                  tank has
                contam nation in the ammunition compartment and must by shipped
                to the US for disposal as radioactive material. The team is
                waiting for EOD to clear an area so the remaining tanks can be
                removed from the uncleared area for assessment. The Damage
                Assessment Team determined that two of the three remaining Ml
                tanks have similar damage to the tank in the cleared area and
                will require return to the US for disposal as radioactive
                material. with access to the Ml tanks the team estimates it can
                complete their mission in 3 days. The team has made arrangements
                for HET transport to the Dammamn Port and ship transport to the
                US. The ship arrives 2 Aug 91 and will depart 6 Aug 91.
               llnformation is not available on the next acceptable ship.

                    c. US Army Radiological Control (RADCON) Team, US Army
                Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ. The Ari@y
                RADCON Team has completed radiation surveys of all areas cleared
                by the EOD unit. No areas of conta      ation were found. Three
                55-gallon drums co-n-t-aEr,             or-s-iiiid-i-ii-i3-.e-of burned
                ponetratore are in the cleared site.    The DU Recovery Team will
                place this material in the tank in the cleared area for shipment
                to the US. The RADCON team is waiting formovement of the MI
                tanks to complete radiations surveys of areas and material near
                and underneath the tanks. The team is also waiting for EOD to
                clear the remaining areas of camp to complete surveys for DU
                penetrators and DU contamination. with access to the areas near
                the tanks the team estimates it can complete surveys of these
                areas within 2 days and with access to the entire compound the
                team estimates it can complete the entire mission within 2 weeks.






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