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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Port Security: Radiation testing for smaller vessels in San Diego


A test of small vessel radiation testing to be started in San Diego, as set out here:
Small vessels using San Diego's waterways will soon be tested for radiological threats under a three-year pilot program announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The West Coast Maritime pilot program, which is already under way in the Puget Sound region of Washington state, was initiated by the DHS' Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

According to the DHS, about $10 million will be spent on the pilot program to purchase radiation detection equipment, including portable sensors and fixed-position detectors.

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