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Radiation Detection Equipment Commissioned at Port of Djibouti


On 6 July 2011, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Djiboutian Ministry of Equipment and Transport announced the commissioning of radiation detection equipment at the Port of Djibouti as part of the implementation of the NNSA's Megaports Initiative. The NNSA has been working to equip the Port of Djibouti with radiation detection equipment since 2009; the detection system became operational in mid-March 2011. The NNSA has also been training Djiboutian officials on how to operate and maintain the equipment.

Abstract Number: 2011380
Headline: Radiation Detection Equipment Commissioned at Port of Djibouti
Date: 6 July 2011
Bibliography: "U.S., Djibouti Commission Radiation Detection Equipment at the Port of Djibouti," National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), 7 July 2011, www.nnsa.energy.gov
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