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Offline Bilgerat

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Re: Gas Decontamination Centre
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 21:56:58 »
Not just nuclear fallout, but residuals from other chemical nasties like mustard gas (not really a gas but a mist), Persistent Nerve Agents (such as VX) which they fully expected the Soviets and their buddies to throw at us.
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Re: Gas Decontamination Centre
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 23:08:31 »
There were several of these through the dockyard. One is in the bushes on the left as you come through the Main Gate. They were Decontamination Cleaning Stations with rows of high pressure showers along the wall. Contaminated workers would go in one end and pass through the showers to emerge not quite so contaminated at the other end! They are 1950's in construction and were for atomic bomb fallout.

Offline cliveh

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Gas Decontamination Centre
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 21:47:47 »
Located next to the Lead & Paint Mill, this structure is identified, in the Dockyard Historical Society's booklet on the Mill, as a Gas Decontamination Centre. On my 1955 Dockyard Plan it's a "Cleaning Post"!



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