Accession Number : ADA313865

Title :   New Concepts in Decontamination Workshop, October 5-7, 1995, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Program, Abstracts and Summary).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Sep 95-25 Sep 96.

Corporate Author : WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE

PDF Url : ADA313865

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The motivation for this workshop was threefold: (1) the concern over the very low priority of decontamination research among the Joint Services Material Group's priority list of chemical and biological defense mission areas; (2) the recognition that it had been over seven years since the last workshop on this topic and the timeliness of bringing this research community together again; and (3) the recognition that there were still very difficult problems in decontamination which needed to be highlighted by the research community. As can be seen from the agenda, the format of the workshop consisted of two full days of 30- to 40- minute oral technical presentations with a discussion and question period. These presentations were followed by another half-day session which began with brief Service-specific needs/problems in decontamination, and ended with group discussion of several specific decontamination topics, such as wide area decon and sensitive equipment decon. it appeared that the workshop was an unqualified success in stimulating discussion among the participants. It should be noted that the DOE lab representatives were active participants in this workshop and they provided some fresh ideas and viewpoints which were most welcome. The results tallied in the overall workshop evaluation also showed that the participants were quite satisfied with the site and content of this workshop. Specific written comments on the workshop or on general decontamination research were invited, and several are included at the end of this report for the interested reader.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, *BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, *MISSIONS, *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *WORKSHOPS, *DECONTAMINATION MATERIALS, *DECONTAMINATION KITS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DECONTAMINATION, SENSITIVITY, MOTIVATION, TIMELINESS, WYOMING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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