A laser is used to clean surfaces contaminated with chemical, biological, or radioactive substances. The laser directs a laser beam onto the surfaces and the ejecta is collected by a getter which can be a version of vacuum cleaner. A mobile system includes a laser transporting arm and collection system used in cleanup of metal and concrete surfaces contaminated with chemical, biological, or radioactive substances.
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