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Subject = DOHA ACCIDENT  UPDATE                                           

Box ID = BX007018

Folder title = DOHA ACCIDENT UPDATE 29 JUL 91 B                                                                

Unit = OSAGWI      

Parent = USAGWD      







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        1.  Please pass to the following:

            a.  CS-ZAS for MG McGrath
            b.  AWILLIS for MG Arwood
            C.  AMCSF for J. Rankin
        2. The  follo,@'ing is the current status of the Doha Camp Accident
        Site Survey:
            a. Depleted@uranium (DU) Recovery Team, US Army Armament,
        Munitions, and Chezaical Command, Rack Island, IL. The DU
        Recovery Team has completed assessment of the Ml Tank in the area
        cleared by EOD. They have determined that the tank has
        contamination in the ammunition compartment and must by shipped
        to the US for disposal as radioactive material. Plans are for
        EOD to clear an area on 29 July 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 hats 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.
            b. Damage Assessment Team, Ballistics Research Laboratory,
        Aberdeen Proving Ground, MO. The Damage Assessment Team has
        completed assessment on all combat vehicles in the areas cleared
        by EOD. Plans are f or EOD to clear an area to the Six M109
        Howitzers on 30 July. With access to the howitzers the team
        estimates they can complete their mission within 24 hours.

            c. US Army Radiological Control (RADCON) Team, US Army
        Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ. The Army
        RADCON Team has completed radiation surveys of all areas cleared
        by the EOD unit. The dump site located near the camp were debris
        was discarded was also surveyed. No areas of removable
        contamination were found. The survey of the dump site located
        one DU penetrator which was recovered f or disposal. Three 55-
        gallon drums containing Du penetrators and a pile of burned
        penetrators are in the cleared site. The DU Recovery Team will
        place this material in the tank in the cleared area for shipment
        to the Tis. seven msai chemical Agent klarm Systems containing
        Americium-241 were also involved in the fire. one was recovered
        from the area cleared by EOD. The radioactive source cell was.
        not damaged. Six M$Als remain in the uncleared area. The RADCON
        team will support recovery of the Ml tanks by completing




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