Examples of decontaminate in a Sentence
Special workers were called in to decontaminate the area after the oil spill.
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Chelsea fire then called in a hazmat team to decontaminate the scene.
But according to the state, it may never be decontaminated because of a budget shortfall.
Sixteen people — six employees, six others nearby and four firefighters — were decontaminated, according to the Lakeland Fire Department.
The immediate neighborhood around the house was cordoned off and Philadelphia firefighters helped decontaminate the area.
Her study was not designed to identify foods people could eat to stave off norovirus, but rather to find chemicals that could be administered directly to foods, food surfaces, or processing water to decontaminate them.
Holly Glen Elementary School in Williamstown, which has 537 students in kindergarten through grade four, is expected to be closed at least three weeks to be decontaminated.
Since the 2011 meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japanese authorities have been working to decontaminate the area.
In both cases, residents should decontaminate their wells, the website stated.
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decontaminationplay \-ˌtam-ə-ˈnā-shən\ noun
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