FM 3-3, C1Chapter 6Civilian Chemical HazardsEvery nation in the world has some form of hazardouschemical production or storage facility. Most of thesechemicals are used for peaceful purposes and areconsidered to be in one of the following categories:Agricultural - includes insecticides, herbicides,fertilizers . . . etc.Industrial -chemicals used in manufacturingprocesses or for cleaning.Production and Research - chemicals (as well asbiological agents) used in research or are produced in afacility.Damage or destruction of a facility or storage site; orany act that creates the unexpected release of civilianchemical products into the environment will presentunique challenges to U.S. and allied Armed Forces, aswell as the citizens of the Host Nation (HN). Oncereleased, these hazards may cause immediate or delayedincapacitation or death. To safeguard friendly forcesand civilians from the potential hazards, peacetime andtactical chemical contamination avoidance principlesmust be carefully blended.
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