Figure 1 EOD Personnel Decontamination Station
d. The contamination reduction area may become hot by personnel returning from the
accident/incident area; therefore the contamination reduction area will become contaminated
once decontamination operations begins. Any contamination prior to the operation of the PDS
in the contamination reduction area will be marked accordingly as a contaminated area.
e. The contamination control line is an arbitrarily selected control line separating the contamination
reduction area from the clean area. The contamination control line acts as a control to prevent
individuals with unacceptable levels of contamination from stepping into the clean area of the
CP. It is also intended to prevent personnel from getting into the contamination reduction area
(possibly contaminated) without proper protective clothing.