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Argentina: Radiation Detection System to be Deployed at Buenos Aires Port


On 13 April 2010, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that United States and Argentina signed an agreement to install radiation detection equipment and associated infrastructure at the Port of Buenos Aires. This agreement will help the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Megaports Initiative meet its goal of equipping 100 ports with radiation detection equipment. Work is underway at additional ports in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Abstract Number: 20101036
Headline: Argentina: Radiation Detection System to be Deployed at Buenos Aires Port
Date: 13 April 2010
Bibliography: "United States and Argentina Partner to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling," National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), 13 April 2010, www.nnsa.energy.gov
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