U.S. Enhances Jordan's Radiation Detection Capabilities

Abstract:

On 5 October 2011, the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission (JNRC) received four vehicle-based radiation monitoring system from the U.S Department of Energy, as part of the cooperation between the U.S. and Jordan, to combat nuclear trafficking. The vehicles will be used in the Amman Customs Department, Queen Alia International Airport, and in the capital city of Amman. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. and Jordan signed in 2008, the U.S. is committed to providing radiation detection equipment that will be used at Jordanian airports, seaports, and land border crossings, as well as  providing maintenance services and training local staff on how to use the equipment

Abstract Number: 20110240
Headline: U.S. Enhances Jordan's Radiation Detection Capabilities
Date: 5 October 2011
Bibliography: Jordan receives U.S vehicle-based radiation monitoring systems, Petra news Agency, 5 October 2011, www.petra.gov.jo
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April 25, 2012
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