India Soon to Upgrade Mobile Detection Capabilities
India will deploy Mobile Radiation Detection Systems (MRDS) in fifty cities across the country, including in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Lucknow, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Ranchi, Bhopal, Agra, Kanpur, Indore, Bhubaneswar, and Chandigarh, as well as at some sea-ports, airports, and border check points. The decision to deploy the MRDS was taken on the recommendation of a committee that was set up after Delhi's Mayapuri incident where an orphan Co-60 source found its way into the scrap market.
Abstract Number: 20110250
Headline: India Soon to Upgrade Mobile Detection Capabilities
Date: 7 October 2011
Bibliography: Vishwa Mohan, "50 cities to get mobile kit to trace radiation," Times of India, 7 October 2011, http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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