Wel-Fab, Inc.’s new Lightweight Inflatable Decontamination System (LIDS) has been deployed by the 1st WMD Civil Support Team in Massachusetts. The system was used to decontaminate the crew of a Massachusetts fishing boat that dredged up military-grade WWI-era mustard agent munitions.
The E.S.S. Pursuit dragged up military canisters, some of which may have contained mustard gas according to investigators. Several members of the crews were hospitalized and the vessel was quarantined while decontamination crews went to work.